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Movie Musicals Quiz 🍿🎬 'National Cinema Day' 2nd Sept

This quiz is a companion to the 'Music From The Movies Quiz', but this time it focuses entirely on musicals that have been made into movies, or vice versa.

You can play it two ways.

Firstly, you could take screenshots of the rounds and make them into a handout and ask members to identify the movies from the screenshots and ask the questions. Then after each round play a song to break it up a bit.

The second way of playing is to print out the movie posters for the tables, then play music clips from the Spotify Playlist for members to match the music to the movies.

After this, they might like to rank their top three musical movies, as a group.

Take time to discuss favourite movies as you work through them and if one is a particular favourite play a couple more songs from it.

Hope you like this one. Please do let me know.

As usual, films are arranged in chronological order.


Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Movie Posters

Next are movie posters, as answers, and song links for each film, with some questions thrown in for good measure.

'Wizard Of Oz', 1939

Starring: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger & Bert Lahr

Music by: Harold Arlen

Question: What were Dorothy, Tin Man, Scarecrow and Lion looking for?

'Singing In The Rain', 1952

Starring: Gene Kelly, Don O'Connor & Debbie Reynolds

Music by: Nació Herb Brown, Arthur Freed & Lennie Hayton

Song: 'Singing In The Rain' -

Question: What was the movie about (in terms of the film industry)?

'Calamity Jane', 1953

Starring: Doris Day & Howard Keel

Music by: Ray Heindorf

Question: True or False. In real life, she had a rumoured relationship with Wild Bill Hickok.

'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes', 1953

Starring: Jane Russell & Marilyn Monroe

Music by: Jule Styne & Leo Robin

Song: 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' -

Question: What was Marilyn Monroe's birth name?

'White Christmas', 1954

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney & Vera Ellen

Music by: Irving Berlin

Question: What was the original 1942 movie called?

'Lady And The Tramp', 1955

Starring: Peggy Lee, Larry Roberts, Bill Baucom, Verna Felton

Music by: Oliver Wallace

Question: What breed of dog was Lady?

Answer: An American Cocker Spaniel

'Oklahoma', 1955

Starring: Shirley Jones & Gordon MacRae

Music by: Rogers & Hammerstein

Song: 'Oh What A Beautiful Morning' -

Question: True or False - 'Oklahoma' is a Choctaw Indian word that means “red people.”

'The King And I', 1956

Starring: Deborah Kerr & Yul Brynner

Music by: Rogers & Hammersmith

Song: 'Getting To Know You' -

Question: What is the ancient kingdom of Siam now called?

'South Pacific', 1958

Starring: Mitzi Gaynor & Rossano Brazzi

Music by: Rogers & Hammerstein

Song: 'There Is Nothing Like A Dame' -

Question: Bloody Mary is a character in the movie. How would you make one?

'West Side Story', 1961

Starring: Natalie Wood & Richard Beymer

Music by: Leonard Bernstein

Question: What were the names of the two rival gangs?

'Summer Holiday', 1963

Starring: Cliff Richard & Lauri Peters

Music by: Cliff Richard & The Shadows

Question: What sort of vehicle did they travel to Greece on?

'Mary Poppins', 1964

Starring: Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke

Music by: Richard M Sherman

Song: 'A Spoonful Of Sugar' -

Question: True or False. In 2017 Dick Van Dyke apologised for his 'atrocious' Cockney accent?

'My Fair Lady', 1964

Starring: Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison

Music by: Lerner & Loewe

Song: 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly' -

Question: What was Audrey Hepburn's character's name?

'The Sound Of Music', 1965

Starring: Julie Andrews & Christopher Plummer

Music by: Rogers & Hammerstein

Song: 'My Favourite Things' -

Question: Name the Von Trapp family, or as many as you can?

'The Jungle Book', 1967

Starring: Phil Harris as Baloo The Bear, Sebastian Cabot as Bagheera The Panther, Louis Prima as King Louie Of The Apes & Bruce Reitherman as Mowgli The Man Cub

Music by: George Bruns

Song: 'The Bare Necessities' -

Question: Who wrote the 1894 book?

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', 1968

Starring: Dick Van Dyke & Sally Ann Howes

Music by: Robert & Richard Sherman

Question: What was Dick Van Dyke's character name?

'Funny Girl', 1968

Starring: Barbra Streisand & Omar Sharif

Music by: Jule Styne

Song - 'People Who Need People' -

Question: What was the name of Barbra Streisand's character?

'Oliver', 1968

Starring: Ron Moody, Oliver Reed & Mark Lester

Music by: Lionel Bart

Song: 'Consider Yourself' -

Question: Who wrote the 1837 book 'Oliver Twist'?

'Paint Your Wagon', 1969

Staring: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood & Jean Seberg

Music by: Lemer & Loewe

Question: What period was the musical set in?

'Bedknobs & Broomsticks', 1971

Starring: Angela Lansbury & David Tomlinson

Music by: Richard & Robert Sherman

Song: 'The Beautiful Briny Sea' -

Question: Which TV detective was Angela Lansbury's greatest role (perhaps)?

'Fiddler On The Roof', 1971

Starring: Chaim Topol

Music by: Jerry Bock

Song: 'If I Were A Rich Man' -

Question: The story is about a peasant with three daughters to marry off. What religion is he?

'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory', 1971

Starring: Gene Wilder

Music by: Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Question: Who wrote the book?

'Cabaret', 1972

Starring: Liza Minelli & Michael Yordk

Music by: Kander & Ebb

Question: What was the name of the Berlin club where the film was set?

'A Star Is Born', 1976

Starring: Barbra Streisand & Kris Kristofferson

Music by: Rupert Holmes & others

Question: Who starred in the original 1937 movie?

'Jesus Christ Superstar', 1973

Starring: Ted Neeley

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

Song: 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' -

Question: Who sings this song?

'Saturday Night Fever', 1977

Starring: John Travolta & Karen Gorney

Music by: The Bee Gees

Question: Which 1980 movie comedy parodied the 'Staying Alive' dance? Here is the clip -

'Grease', 1978

Starring: John Travolta & Olivia Newton John

Music by: Barry Gibb & Others

What were their character names?

'Annie', 1982

Starring: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney & Carol Burnett

Music by: Charles Strouse

Question: What is Annie's dog's name?

'Sister Act', 1992

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg

Music by: Marc Shaiman

Question: Who played the Mother Superior?

'The Lion King', 1994

Starring: Matthew Broderick & James Earl Jones (Simba & Mufasa)

Music by: Elton John & Tim Rice

Song: 'The Circle Of Life' -

Question: What is the collective noun for a group of lions?

'Evita', 1996

Starring: Madonna & Antonio Banderas

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

Song: 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina' -

Question: Which parts did Madonna and Antonio Banderas play?

'Mamma Mia', 1998

Starring: Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan & Colin Firth

Music by: ABBA

Question: What song did 'ABBA' win Eurovision with in 1974?

'Billy Elliot', 2000

Starring: Jamie Bell & Julie Walters

Music by: Various

Song: 'I Love To Boogie', T-Rex -

Question: Who was the lead singer of 'T-Rex'?

'Moulin Rouge', 2001

Starring: Nicole Kidman & Ewan McGregor

Music by: Baz Luhrman

Question: The 'Moulin Rouge' is famous for which dance?

'Chicago', 2002

Starring: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zelwegger & Richard Gere

Music by: John Kander, Danny Elfman & Steve Bartek

Question: Who is Catherine Zeta-Jones married to?

'Phantom Of The Opera', 2004

Starring: Gerard Butler & Emmy Rossum

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Song: 'The Music Of The Night' -

Question: In which city is this story set, i.e. where is the Opera House?

'Les Miserables', 2012

Starring: Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe

Music by: Claude-Michel Schonberg

Question: Who wrote the 1862 novel?

'The Greatest Showman', 2017

Starring: Hugh Jackman & Zac Effron

Music by: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Question: Who is the story about?

'Bohemian Rhapsody', 2018

Starring: Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy & Joseph Mazello (as Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor & John Deacon

Music by: Queen

Question: What was Freddie Mercury's name originally and where was he from?

'Rocketman', 2019

Starring: Taron Egerton

Music by: Elton John

Question: Was was Elton's name originally?

Round 1

'Wizard Of Oz' - Answer: Dorothy wanted to go home, Tin Man needed a heart, Scarecrow was looking for a brain & Lion Man was looking for courage

'Singing In The Rain - The introduction of talking movies

'Calamity Jane' - True. It was widely believed that she was in a relationship with Wild Bill Hickok

'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' - Norma Jean Mortenson

'White Christmas' - 'Holiday Inn'

'Oklahoma' - True. This is an American Indian word meaning 'red people'

'The King And I' - Siam is now known as Thailand

'South Pacific' - A 'Bloody Mary' is tomato juice with vodka, tabasco sauce, salt and pepper to taste and a stick of celery

'West Side Story' - The two rival gangs were the 'Jets' and the 'Sharks'

Round 2

'Summer Holiday' - A red London double-decker bus

'Mary Poppins' - True. Dick Van Dyke did apologise for his 'atrocious Cockney accent', but not until 2017

'My Fair Lady' - Her name was Eliza Doolittle

'The Sound Of Music' - Answer: Liesl von Trapp, age 16, Friedrich von Trapp, age 14, Louisa von Trapp, age 13, Kurt von Trapp, age 11, Brigitta von Trapp, age 10, Marta von Trapp, age 7 & Gretl von Trapp, age 5. And of course Maria and Georg

'The Jungle Book' - Rudyard Kipling was the author

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' - The character was Caractacus Potts

'Funny Girl' - Her name was Fanny Brice

'Oliver' - Charles Dickens wrote 'Oliver Twist'

'Paint Your Wagon' - It was set in the Californian Goldrush 1848-1855

'Bedknobs & Broomsticks' - Angela Lansbury starred as Jessica Fletcher in 'Murder She Wrote'

Round 3

'Fiddler On The Roof' - Is about the Jewish tradition

'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory' - Roald Dahl wrote the book

'Cabaret' - Is set in the 'Kit Kat Club', Berlin

'A Star Is Born' - Judy Garland & James Mason starred in the original movie

'Jesus Christ Superstar' - Yvonne Elliman sang this song

'Saturday Night Fever' - The parody was in 'Airplane The Movie'

'Grease' - The character names were Danny Zuko & Sandy Olsson

'Annie' - Her dog was also called 'Sandy'

'Sister Act' - Dame Maggie Smith played Mother Superior

'The Lion King' - A group of lions is known as a 'Pride'

Round 4

'Evita' - Madonna played the part of Eva Peron & Antonio Banderas was Che Guevara

'Mamma Mia' - Their Eurovision winning song was 'Waterloo'

'Billy Elliot' - The lead singer of 'T-Rex' was Marc Bolan