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Cimarron (1931 film)

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Western Movies Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE.1. The film is based on the novel Cimarron. Who wrote the novel?

  • John Steinbeck
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Edna Ferber

2. Wesley Ruggles directed this 1931 film. Who was Wesley's older brother?

  • Charles Nelson Riley
  • Charles Ruggles
  • Ben E. King

3. The film is about the Oklahoma land rush. Where was the movie filmed?

  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • California

4. By most movie critics, by today's standards, the film is considered racially insensitive, though these views were typical for the time the film was produced. This is even true of the novel.

  • True or False?

5. What award did the movie win?

  • Best Picture - Oscar
  • Best Picture - Emmy
  • Best Picture - Golden Globe

5. Wesley Ruggles won an Oscar for Best Director in Cimarron.

  • True or False?

6. Cimarron would be the first Western to win an Oscar for Best Picture.

  • True or False?

7. Who played Yancey Cravat in this film?

  • Glenn Ford
  • Richard Dix
  • William Collier Jr.

8. Who played Sabra Cravat in this film?

  • Maria Schell
  • Irene Dunne
  • Estelle Taylor

9. The land rush scene took a week to film, using 5,000 extras, 28 cameramen, 6 still photographers and 27 camera assistants.

  • True or False

10. Arguably the only winner of the Best Picture Oscar to lose money during its initial release. The film received excellent critical reviews, but its initial financial failure was blamed on its being released during one of the darkest periods of the Great Depression.

  • True or False

Cimarron (1931 film)
[Answers]

  • 1. Edna Ferber
  • 2. Charles Ruggles
  • 3. California
  • 4. True
  • 5. False. Norman Taurog for Skippy won.
  • 6. True
  • 7. Richard Dix
  • 8. Irene Dunne
  • 9. True
  • 10. True

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