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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. Film and TV Westerns
Who played McCabe?

  1. Henry Fonda

  2. Warren Beatty

  3. Alan Alda

2) Who wrote the novel "McCabe" that the film was based on?

  1. Edmund Naughton

  2. Robert Altman

  3. Brian McKay

3) Who played Constance Miller?

  1. Shelley Duvall

  2. Julie Christie

  3. Elisabeth Knight

4) The 'legend' of McCabe as a gunfighter is propagated largely through gossip on the part of Paddy Sheehan.
Who played Sheehan?

  1. Rene Auberjonois

  2. David Carradine

  3. Max McGee

5) The legend claims that McCabe shot a famous gunfighter named Bill Roundtree with a Derringer pistol during a card game.

  • True or False?

6) Who was Robert Altman's initial preference for the role of McCabe was , whom the studio producing the film refused to accept.

  1. Elliott Gould

  2. Dustin Hoffman

  3. Gene Hackman

7) The film was shot almost entirely in sequential order - a rarity for films.
Where was the film shot?

  1. Vancouver, British Columbia

  2. Hollywood, California

  3. Durango, Colorado

8) The 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 name change.

  • True or False?

9) Alan 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.

  • True or False?

10) Who made their film debut in the movie?

  1. Keith Carradine

  2. James Van Der Beek

  3. Morgan Holmes


McCabe & Mrs. Miller [Answers]

1) B. 2) A. 3) B. 4) A. 5) True 6) A. 7) A. 8) True 9) False.  It is Warren Beatty. 10) A.

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