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Published By Beth Lueders on July 12, 2016

Let the fun begin! Here are some 1960s classic movie brainteasers that you can share at your independent living facility, retirement home or next family gathering. (Feel free to explore other trivia about music, pop culture, sports, world history and more.) Answers to these questions are at the end of this blog.

  1. “Goldfinger” (1964) and “Thunderball” (1965) were early Bond movies. Did Sean Connery play James Bond in both?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. Which 1960s-era movies were based on an actual historical character?
    1. “Fanny”
    2. “To Sir, With Love”
    3. “Spartacus”
    4. “Ulysses”
  3. Which movie had Cary Grant using a number of aliases to rescue Audrey Hepburn from a number of crooks?
    1. “Bringing Up Baby”
    2. “Charade”
    3. “Holiday”
    4. “To Kill a Mockingbird”
  4. Which of these was not a 1960s Elvis Presley movie?
    1. “Clambake”
    2. “G.I. Blues”
    3. “Jailhouse Rock”
    4. “Roustabout”
  5. Which movie starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine was about a lonely New York City office drudge?
    1. “Barefoot in the Park”
    2. “The Odd Couple”
    3. “Sunday in New York”
    4. “The Apartment”
  6. In a 1968 movie based on a French novel, a spacecraft crashes on a distant planet to discover astonishing inhabitants. The movie is:
    1. “Beyond the Time Barrier”
    2. “Planet of the Apes”
    3. “Solar Zone”
    4. “The Amazing Planet”
  7. Blake Edwards directed this 1963 movie featuring a bumbling French detective:
    1. “A Shot in the Dark”
    2. “Inspector Clouseau”
    3. “Pinto Pink”
    4. “The Pink Panther”
  8. In this Alfred Hitchcock movie, Paul Newman’s character defects to East Germany.
    1. “North by Northwest”
    2. “Marnie”
    3. “The Birds”
    4. “Torn Curtain”
  9. In this movie, she plays the blind girl based on the autobiography “The Story of My Life.”
    1. Anne Bancroft
    2. Janet Leigh
    3. Lucille Ball
    4. Patty Duke
  10.  What two female film stars headlined the 1962 movie “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?”
    1. Bette Davis
    2. Deborah Kerr
    3. Joan Crawford
    4. Vanessa Redgrave

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What are three of your favorite 1960s movies and why?



Answers: 1. Yes.   2. “Fanny,” “Spartacus”   3. “Charade”   4. “Jailhouse Rock”   5. “The Apartment”   6. “Planet of the Apes”   7. “The Pink Panther”   8. “Torn Curtain”   9. Patty Duke   10. Bette Davis, Joan Crawford

An award-winning journalist who has documented stories in nearly 20 countries, Beth Lueders is an author, writer and speaker who frequently reports on diverse topics, including aging and health issues for both U.S. and international corporations.

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