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Today’s Quiz – Cinematic Sleuths!
July 19, 2015 by TFH Team
This week we’re dedicating the TFH Movie Challenge to some of our favorite movie detectives. Enjoy!
Abbott and Costello played detectives in search of what famous horror film character?
The Frankenstein Monster
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Invisible Man
In Chinatown, a drowned murder victim loses this item in a reservoir. While investigating that murder, detective J.J. Gittes loses the same item. What is it?
A Cigarette Lighter
This writer of hard-nosed pulp fiction starred as his own detective character in the movie version of the book.
Mickey Spillane played Mike Hammer
Raymond Chandler played Philip Marlowe
Brett Halliday played Mike Shayne
In the 1982 film noir spoof, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, Steve Martin appeared in drag as this infamous femme fatale.
After Philip Marlowe (played by Elliot Gould) has confronted and killed the guilty party at the end of Robert Altman's adaptation of The Long Goodbye, what song plays on the soundtrack as Gould makes his exit?
Hooray for Hollywood
Singin' in the Rain
Let's Face the Music and Dance
Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon was adapted for the screen three times. Two of those adaptations stayed with the book's original title. What was the third one called?
Time to Kill
Satan Met a Lady
The riveting 1947 film noir Crossfire was one of the few detective thrillers of its era to deal explicitly with social injustice. In the case of this movie, what was that injustice?
In The Thin Man, the screwball comedy/detective thriller from 1934 starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, Loy gives Powell an air pistol for Christmas. What does he use for target practice?
Candy canes over the fireplace.
The mistletoe hanging from their doorway.
The decorations on the Christmas tree.
What contemporary music icon is listed as the "Victim" in the end credits of the Coen Bros.' Fargo?
This hard-boiled detective thriller's plot hangs around a mysterious glowing suitcase that was paid homage to in Repo Man and Pulp Fiction. What was it?
The Big Heat
Kiss Me Deadly
The Killer is Loose
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