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Henry Fonda

Born: May 16, 1905, Grand Island, Nebraska
Died: August 12, 1982 (aged 77), Los Angeles, California

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1. Jesse James (1939) is a western movie directed by Henry King and starring Tyrone Power, Henry Fonda, Nancy Kelly, and Randolph Scott. The American Humane Association began to oversee filmmaking after a horse died during a stunt on the film.

  • True or False?

2. After the death of his outlaw brother, Jesse, Frank James (Henry Fonda) seeks revenge on his killers, Bob and Charlie Ford (John Carradine and Charles Tannen). What was the name of the film?

  • Drums Along the Mohawk

  • Let Us Live!

  • The Return of Frank James

3. The 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. The movie is unlike the book in that the central character of the book is Art Croft, not his friend Gil. Who play Art Croft?

  • Henry Fonda

  • Anthony Quinn

  • Harry Morgan

4. Fonda served for three years, initially as a Quartermaster 3rd Class on the destroyer USS Satterlee. He was later commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in Air Combat Intelligence in the Central Pacific and was awarded a Presidential Citation. What award did he win?

  • Bronze Star

  • Silver Star

  • Medal of Honor

5. My Darling Clementine (1946) is a western film, directed by John Ford, and based on the story of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral between the Earp brothers and the Clanton gang. It features an ensemble cast including Henry Fonda, Victor Mature, and Walter Brennan. Who played Clementine Carter?

  • Linda Darnell

  • Cathy Downs

  • Jane Darwell

6. Fort Apache is a 1948 western film directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Henry Fonda. The film was the first of the director's "cavalry trilogy" and was followed by She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Rio Grande (1950), both starring Wayne. Fonda played Lt. Col. Owen Thursday. Who played his daughter Philadelphia Thursday?

  • Jane Fonda

  • Shirley Temple

  • Irene Rich

7. The Tin Star is a 1957 American western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring Henry Fonda and Anthony Perkins, in one of Perkins' first roles. Who played Nona Mayfield, Morgan Hickman (Henry Fonda) love interest?

  • Betsy Palmer

  • Betty Ramsey

  • Irene Culp

8. What is the 1968 Western where Fonda plays the bad guy Bob Larkin?

  • Sedona

  • Firecreek

  • Oak Creek

9. Once Upon a Time in the West is a 1968 epic spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone. The film stars Henry Fonda as the villain Frank, Charles Bronson as his nemesis "Harmonica", Jason Robards as the bandit Cheyenne and Claudia Cardinale as Jill, a newly-widowed homesteader with a past as a prostitute. After meeting with Leone, Fonda called his friend Eli Wallach, who advised him to do the film, as "You will have the time of your life."

  • True or False?

10. The Cheyenne Social Club is a 1970 Western comedy film that stars James Stewart, Henry Fonda, and Shirley Jones. The film was one of the few off-color ventures for Stewart, who specifically suggested Fonda be cast in the supporting role. Filmed at the Bonanza Creek Ranch and Eaves Movie Ranch outside Santa Fe, New Mexico (exteriors), and at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios in Hollywood, California (interiors). Who directed the movie?

  • Gene Hackman

  • Clint Eastwood

  • Gene Kelly

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Henry Fonda [Answers]

  1. True
  2. The Return of Frank James
  3. Harry Morgan
  4. Bronze Star
  5. Cathy Downs
  6. Shirley Temple
  7. Betsy Palmer
  8. Firecreek
  9. True
  10. Gene Kelly

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