McCabe & Mrs. Miller
What do you know about
the Western McCabe & Mrs. Miller?
Saddle up to this Western Films Trivia quiz.
"Check Your Answers" at the bottom
of the page.
1). Around the beginning of the twentieth
century, a gambler named John McCabe arrives in the fictional
town of Presbyterian Church Washington State to start a
low-class brothel. McCabe quickly takes on a dominant position
over the town's simple-minded and lethargic miners, thanks to
his aggressive personality and rumors that he is a gunfighter.
Who played McCabe?
2) Who wrote the
novel "McCabe" that the film was based on?
3) Who played
'legend' of McCabe as a gunfighter is propagated largely
through gossip on the part of Paddy Sheehan.
legend claims that McCabe shot a famous gunfighter named Bill
Roundtree with a Derringer pistol during a card game.
6) Who was
Robert Altman's initial preference for the role of McCabe was
, whom the studio producing the film refused to accept.
film was shot almost entirely in sequential order - a rarity
Where was the film shot?
film was originally called The Presbyterian Church Wager,
after a bet placed among the church's few attendees about
whether McCabe would survive his refusal of the offer to sell
his property. Altman reported that an official in the
Presbyterian Church called Warner Brothers to complain about
having their church mentioned in context of a film about
brothels and gambling; and that the complaint instigated the
Alda loved to perform multiple takes of his scenes.
Once, when Altman was ready to wrap shooting for the day, he
insisted on more takes. Altman left and had his
assistant shoot them and Alda did over thirty takes of the
scene. Altman got his revenge by ordering Beatty to do
25 takes of a scene involving Alda in the snow.
10) Who made
their film debut in the movie?
James Van Der Beek