Who done it? Murder Mystery Quiz

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Have you been feeling nostalgic about the movie "Clue," which you watched 25 times as a kid? Do you think Alfred Hitchcock was the greatest filmmaker ever? Then perhaps you'll ace this quiz.

In the 1985 movie "Clue," Mrs. Peacock is a what?

In the movie "Clue," Mrs. Peacock is a senator's wife who's being blackmailed for taking bribes.

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True or false: Sherlock Holmes solved the mystery on the Orient Express.

False. The famous detective who solved the mystery on the Orient Express was Hercule Poirot.

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The popular board game "Clue" was invented in what year?

The game "Clue," originally known as "Cluedo," was invented in 1949 in England.

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The film "LA Confidential" was based on what famous real-life murder case?

The unsolved murder mystery case of the Black Dahlia in Los Angeles has inspired many books and movies, including "LA Confidential."

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Jimmy Stewart starred as the main character in which of these murder mystery films?

In Hitchcock's famous film "Rear Window," Jimmy Stewart stars as the man in a wheelchair who spies on his neighbors and witnesses a possible murder.

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The blackmailer in the movie "Clue" is who?

Even though the movie "Clue" had three different endings, in every version, Mr. Boddy was a blackmailer.

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The murder mystery story revolving around a bejeweled statue is called what?

The Maltese Falcon, a jewel-encrusted statue of a falcon, is the centerpiece of the Sam Spade private detective story.

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True or false: The murder mystery movie "Psycho" was inspired by true life killer Ed Gein.

Ed Gein was a Wisconsin murderer and grave robber, and his story inspired Robert Bloch to write the novel "Psycho." His macabre tale also inspired a number of other famous works, including "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and Thomas Harris' book "Red Dragon," which was later turned into the movie "The Silence of the Lambs."

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Ingrid Bergman won an Oscar for her portrayal of Greta in the movie adaptation of which Agatha Christie murder mystery?

In 1974, Ingrid Bergman won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Murder on the Orient Express."

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The Whitechapel Murderer was another name given to this famous serial killer:

The Whitechapel Murderer was another name for the London serial killer known as Jack the Ripper. To this day, the murder cases remain unsolved.

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In Dashiell Hammet's novel, "The Thin Man," the thin man character is:

In Dashiell Hammet's book, "The Thin Man," and the subsequent series of movies, the "thin man" was the murder victim that kept fans guessing 'til the end.

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True or false: The 1994 "Heavenly Creatures" movie is based on a real-life crime committed by a well-known mystery writer.

The movie chronicles the actual murder of a woman by her teenage daughter's friend, Anne Perry. After serving a prison sentence as a juvenile, Perry became a well-known mystery writer under the pen name of Juliet Hulme.

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In the 1994 murdery-mystery film, "Heavenly Creatures," which movie star made her big screen debut?

Until her silver screen debut in "Heavenly Creatures," Kate Winslet had played relatively minor British television and stage roles. Winslet went on to a breakout role in the blockbuster film, "Titanic."

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Author Nora Roberts, known for her romantic novels, writes futuristic murdery mysteries under what pseudonym?

Nora Roberts writes murder mysteries set in the future under the pen name of J.D. Robb. Her 41st such book, "Devoted in Death" was released in 2015.

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The television police detective, Columbo, is based on a character in which literary classic?

Porfiry Petrovich, the seemingly dull-witted character who investigates a murder in Fyodor Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment" inspired the modern-day Columbo character. And as viewers witnessed in the "Columbo" TV series, appearances can be deceiving.

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What is the first mystery solved by amateur detective Nancy Drew in the book series of the same name?

Nancy Drew, a fictional mystery-solving character that leapt onto the literary scene in 1930, first solved "The Secret of the Old Clock."

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This murder mystery was the most expensive film produced in the 1980s:

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" had a budget of $70 million, making it the most expensive film of the 1980s. Incidentally, it also had the longest on-screen credits for a film of that era.

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In "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," which actress performed Jessica Rabbit's speaking voice?

Actress Kathleen Turner performed Jessica Rabbit's speaking voice, but her name didn't appear in the credits. Instead, credit went to Amy Irving, who performed the character's singing voice.

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What is the most misquoted line in the movie, "Silence of the Lambs"?

"Hello Clarice" has joined the ranks of famously misquoted movie lines like "Play It Again Sam" from "Casablanca." In "Silence of the Lambs," the line is actually "Good evening Clarice."

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In the beginning of the "The Maltese Falcon" movie, what can viewers see through the window in Sam Spade's office?

"The Maltese Falcon" debuted in 1941 and through the window behind Sam Spade's desk, viewers can see the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Which character is pivotal, but never seen, in the "The Maltese Falcon" movie?

Floyd Thursby is an important character in "The Maltese Falcon," but he never actually appears in the movie.

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In the 2003 movie, "Mystic River," which character says, "We bury our sins here, Dave. We wash them clean."

Jimmy (Sean Penn) delivers these famous phrases just before killing Dave (Tim Robbins) in "Mystic River."

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How many days did it take to shoot the mystery movie, "Mystic River."

"Mystic River," which chronicles the post-tragedy reunion of three childhood friends, was filmed in just 39 days.

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The movie rights to which murdery mystery novel were purchased before the book even hit the shelves?

Producer Sydney Pollack bought the film rights to "Presumed Innocent" before the book was released in 1987.

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The first five minutes of which film didn't include any dialogue?

In the first five minutes of "And Then There None," the 1945 film version of Agatha Christie's island murder mystery, there is not any dialogue between characters.

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In "Chinatown," a 1974 film about a 1930s private eye investigating a murdery mystery in L.A., which animals show up at City Hall?

"Chinatown" features a farmer herding sheep at Los Angeles' City Hall in protest of diverting water from agricultural land.

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What is Verbal Kint's real first name in "The Usual Suspects"?

Roger Kint (Kevin Spacey) is dubbed "Verbal" because of his habit of talking too much. He's just one of the memorable characters in "The Usual Suspects." Spacey won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for the 1995 role.

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"The Usual Suspects" was nominated for how many Academy Awards?

"The Usual Suspects" was nominated in 1995 for two Oscars—and won them both: Best Original Screenplay (Chris McQuarrie) and Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey).

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Which film had such a lukewarm reception at the time of its release that it remained relatively unseen for decades?

Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo" wasn't well received by movie-goers when it was released In 1958, and went relatively unseen until its re-release in 1983. It then became one of Hitchcock's most acclaimed films.

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This murder mystery was the first American movie to show a toilet flushing on the silver screen:

"Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock was the first American movie that showed a toilet flushing on the big screen. It was released in 1960.

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