The Ox-Bow Incident
Ox-Bow Incident is a 1943
western movie directed by William A. Wellman and starring
Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn,
William Eythe, Harry Morgan and Jane Darwell in an ensemble
cast. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
What do you know about The Ox-Bow
Incident? Try this Western Films FUN Trivia quiz.
1. The movie was adapted from the 1940
novel of the same name. Who wrote the novel?
- Walter Van Tilburg Clark
- Zane Grey
- Louis L'Amoure
2. The Ox-Bow Incident takes
place in Nevada in 1885 and begins with Art Croft and Gil
Carter riding into the town of Bridger's Wells. They go into
Darby's Saloon and find that the atmosphere is subdued, in
part because of the recent incidents of cattle-rustling (the
stealing of livestock) in the vicinity. Everyone wants to
catch the thieves. Henry Fonda played Gil Carter. Who played
- Willard Robertson
- Henry "Harry" Morgan
- Chris-Pin Martin
3. A man races into town on horseback,
goes into the saloon and announces that a rancher named Larry
Kinkaid has been murdered. The townspeople immediately form a
posse to pursue the murderers, who they believe to be the
cattle rustlers. Arthur Davies, who is vehemently opposed to
forming the posse because of its capacity for "mob
rule", also joins. Who played Arthur Davies?
- Harry Davenport
- Max McGee
- Randolph Morgan
4. Later in the night, in the Ox-Bow
canyon, the posse finds three men sleeping on the ground, with
what are presumed to be stolen cattle nearby. The posse
interrogates the men: a young, well-spoken man, Donald Martin.
Who played Donald Martin?
- Tig Andrews
- Matt Andrews
- Dana Andrews
5. Who plays a Mexican named Juan
Martinez who claims to be unable to understand English?
- Cheech Marin
- Anthony Quinn
- Carlos Quinn
6. Only seven of the group (of
approximately twenty-five people), among them Davies, Gerald
Tetley, Gil and Art, vote to take the men back to town alive;
the rest support immediate hanging.
7. After the lynching, the posse heads
back towards Bridger's Wells. On the way, they meet Sheriff
Risley. They tell him with pride of their actions, but the
sheriff replies that Lawrence Kinkaid was not killed, is under
the care of the doctor in Pike's Corner, and that the men who
shot him have already been arrested. Who played Sheriff Risley?
- Willard Robertson
- Dale Robertson
- Willard Scott
8. Major Tetley returns to his house and
locks the door so his son cannot come in. His son yells at him
through the door, telling him what he thinks of him. Major
Tetley walks into another room and shoots himself.
9. The last line is, "He said he
wanted his wife to get this letter, didn't he? Said there was
nobody to look after the kids, didn't he?" Who said the
- Henry Fonda
- Mary Beth Hughes
- Matt Briggs
10. Who directed the film?
- Francis Ford
- William A. Wellman
- Marvin Martin