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Randolph Scott

Choose an answer from the three choices and True/False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

Randolph Scott1. On January 23, 1898, where was Randolph Scott born?

  • Orange County, Virginia
  • Madison, Montana
  • Scott, Wyoming

2. In Blazing Saddles, when the townspeople refuse to support the town's sheriff, they relent after the sheriff tells them: "You'd do it for Randolph Scott."

  • True or False?

3. Fortunately, Scott's father had become acquainted with a Hollywood filmmaker and provided a letter of introduction for his son to present to the eccentric millionaire filmmaker. The filmmaker responded by getting Scott a small part in a George O'Brien film called Sharp Shooters (1928). Who is the filmmaker?

  • Louis B. Mayer
  • Jack Warner
  • Howard Hughes

4. On the advice of director Cecil B. DeMille, Scott also gained much-needed acting experience by performing in stage plays. Where did he act on stage?

  • Pasadena Playhouse
  • Broadway
  • Bucks County Playhouse

5. Under contract to Paramount Pictures, in 1932, they cast him as the lead in his first significant starring role and also the one that establish him as a Western hero. What was the movie?

  • The Virginian
  • Heritage of the Desert
  • Take Back Arms

6. In 1935 and 1936, he made two musicals. He plays a lunkheaded but likable pal. Who was the star?

  • Richard Rogers
  • Gene Kelly
  • Fred Astaire

7. In 1936, Scott, on another loan starred in yet another adventure classic. A big hit in its day, the film gave Scott his first unqualified 'A' picture success as a lead. What is the movie?

  • Charlie Brown
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The Virginian

8. For 20th Century Fox Scott supported their child star in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) and Susanna of the Mounties (1939). Who was the child star?

  • Judy Garland
  • Shirley Temple
  • Mickey Rooney

9. In 1946, after playing roles that had him wandering in and out of the saddle for many years, Scott appeared in Abilene Town, an RKO release which cast him in what would become one of his classic images, the fearless lawman cleaning up a lawless town. The film "cemented Scott's position as a cowboy hero" and from this point on all but two of his starring films would be Westerns.

  • True or False?

10. In 1962 Scott made his final film appearance in Ride the High Country, a film now regarded as a classic. It was directed by and co-starred Joel McCrea. Who directed the film?

  • John Ford
  • Sam Peckinpah
  • Budd Boetticher

Where is Randolph Scott buried?

Check Your Answers

  1. Orange County, Virginia
  2. True
  3. Howard Hughes
  4. Pasadena Playhouse
  5. Heritage of the Desert
  6. Fred Astaire
  7. The Last of the Mohicans
  8. Shirley Temple
  9. True
  10. Sam Peckinpah

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