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2024 Festival.

October 18, 19, 20, 2024


  1. Does the dad in National Velvet look familiar? Who is he?
  2. Believe it or not, you've seen the dog in The Awful Truth In which films?
  3. Which A-list actress from The Awful Truth devoted her retirement to philanthropy and sat as U.S. delegate to the United Nations?
  4. Who's that lovely young model posing as "Miss Lotta Miles" in a 1920s ad for Kelly-Springfield tires?
  5. Who is John Barrymore's famous granddaughter?
  6. Who was Alan Ladd's daughter-in-law, almost as famous in her generation as he was in his?
  7. How tall was Alan Ladd? Why is this important?
  8. Roscoe Karns was not the first choice to play the always inebriated Owen in Twentieth Century. Whom did he replace?
  9. Mae Clarke isn't a household name but had significant parts in two early 1930s movies. One is the girlfriend in Frankenstein, which we are showing this weekend at the VFF. What's the other?
  10. After a career as an icon of the horror movie genre, who was the unlikely recipient of a 1967 Grammy for Best Recording for Children?
  11. Although he did not appear in the Broadway play or the movie, there is a link between Boris Karloff and The King and I. What is it?
  12. What movie is playing when Sonny and his girlfriend are making out in the back row of the theatre during The Last picture Show?


  1. Donald Crisp had a long career that stretched back into the silent era. He played General Ulysses S. Grant in D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) and won best supporting actor for How Green was my Valley (1941). In all, he was featured in more than 400 movies.
  2. The dog's real name was Skippy and although never a household name like Lassie, he made plenty of movies. He's in Bringing Up Baby and most of all, stole the show from William Powell and Myrna Loy as Asta in The Thin Man.
  3. Irene Dunne
  4. That's Norma Shearer in the years before she was a star.
  5. Drew
  6. South Dakota-born Cheryl Stoppelmoor married Ladd's son, David, and adopted his name when she pursued an acting career. Fans of disco-era TV will undoubtedly remember that Cheryl Ladd replaced Farrah Fawcett on Charlie's Angels.
  7. At a reported 5' -5" tall, Alan Ladd was famously short for a matinee idol. He was often filmed standing on a box so that he would appear taller than his female co-stars and it is sometimes said that he was paired with Veronica Lake because at 4' -11", she was even shorter than he was.
  8. William Frawley, who was in the Broadway play on which the movie was based. Yes, that William Frawley. Fred Mertz.
  9. She's the dame who gets a face full of grapefruit in James Cagney's Public Enemy.
  10. At age 80, Boris Karloff narrated How the Grinch Stole Christmas. He did not, as is often assumed, sing the iconic "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" song.
  11. It is sometimes forgotten that The King and I is based on a real-life memoir by Anna Leonowens, who was governess to the king of what is now Thailand in the early 1860s. Anna was Karloff's mother's maternal aunt.
  12. Father of the Bride