Can You Identify All Of These 1960s and 1970s Movies From An Image?

By: Jacqueline Samaroo

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Perhaps now considered "Oldies but Goodies", many of the movies of the 1960s and 1970s have gone on to become true classics. If you're a true fan of film, do you think you can identify each of these movies from a single image? Jump into our quiz and find out!

In My Fair Lady, Audrey Hepburn is Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison takes on the role of Professor Henry Higgins. It is a role he has played before in a 1956 Broadway musical opposite Julie Andrews as Eliza.

The film starred Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton. Tracy, Poitier and Katharine were all Academy Award winners prior to the movie and Hepburn would win again for her role in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.

The suspense and tension surrounding the shark are so heightened that most viewers don’t realize that the shark is not fully seen for the first half of the film. In fact, it isn’t fully shown until 1 hour and 21 minutes into the 2-hour film.

The movie made history with its inclusion of the sounds of flatulence emanating from a group of cowboys. Prior to this, movies avoided that particular sound effect. Blazing Saddles director Mel Brooks, however, felt it fit perfectly into his movie about cowboys – whose diet famously contains plenty of beans.

Before One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, only one other film had won all five major Academy Awards - Best Picture, Actor in Lead Role, Actress in Lead Role, Director and Screenplay. That film was It Happened One Night (1934). The third film to do so was The Silence of the Lambs in 1991.

When Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless classic, Psycho, was released, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) film rating system did not exist. In fact, it did not come into effect until 1968. Nonetheless, in 1984 the MPAA decided to rate Psycho and gave it an R-rating.

Fans of director Fred Zimmerman won’t be surprised to know that A Man for All Seasons was nominated for an amazing 8 Oscars (winning in 6 categories). His films received a total of 65 Oscar nominations, with 24 wins among them.

At the time of its release, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly became the third and final installment in the Dollars Trilogy. The other two films were A Fistful of Dollars (1964) and For a Few Dollars More (1965).

One of the most memorable songs in the film is "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" sung by Liesl von Trapp and Rolfe. At the time, however, the actors Charmian Carr and Daniel Truhitte, respectively, were in their twenties.

Song and dance legend Fred Astaire received the only Academy Award nomination of his career for his supporting role in this film. Although he did not win the Oscar, he was successful at that year’s Golden Globes.

Author Ian Fleming created the James Bond character in 1953. Goldfinger is the seventh book in his James Bond series, but the third movie in the film franchise.

The Bee Gees performed 6 of the 17 songs on the film’s soundtrack album. That album held the distinction of being the top-selling soundtrack album of all time until The Bodyguard soundtrack was released in 1992 with 6 of its 13 songs performed by Whitney Houston.

Max von Sydow was 44 years old when he played the aged Father Lankester Merrin. It reported took 3 hours to daily to apply the makeup to make him look 30 or more years older.

Dan O’Bannon who co-wrote the story and wrote the screenplay, which originally had the name “Star Beast” for its title. He was very willing to change it, however, when he got the idea to call it “Alien."

The Apartment was nominated for an astounding 10 Academy Awards. Its director/producer/co-writer Billy Wilder won in 3 categories out of the total of 5 awards for the movie.

Before appearing in American Graffiti (directed by George Lucas), Harrison Ford had walked away from show business. He became a self-taught carpenter as a means of supporting his wife and children. Four years later he would star as Han Solo in another Lucas film – Star Wars!

The original Death Wish movie has had 4 sequels (so far) with the last installment released in 1994. All the movies starred Charles Bronson, who was 52 years old when the first film was released and 72 years old for the fifth movie. A reboot of the series starring Bruce Willis will make the total of sequels 5.

Christopher Reeve was a “skinny” 6 feet 5 inches and just 170 pounds when he got the part as Superman. To look more the part, the former all-round athlete gained almost fifty pounds since he was unwilling to wear fake muscle under the Superman suit.

The film was nominated for a total of 8 Academy Awards and won 4 of them – one being for Best Art Direction which went to George Jenkins and George Gaines. They had built an exact replica of the Washington Post newsroom for the movie, complete with identical reporters’ desks and one ton of scrap paper.

Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn take the lead roles in the movie with Peck’s character being fluent in German. Peck, however, could not speak German in a convincing way so his lines were delivered as a voice over.

At the 1973 Academy Awards, Cabaret went up for 10 awards and won an astounding 8 of them. Surprisingly, however, it did not win in the Best Picture category where the award went to The Godfather.

Deliverance is based on a 1970 novel of the same name by author James Dickey. The author actually has a memorable role in the film as Sheriff Bullard.

At the Academy Awards, West Side Story won in 10 of the 11 categories in which it was nominated – a record which still stands, to date, for any musical film. Interestingly, none of those nominations went to its two lead stars Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer.

Fiddler on the Roof is based on a series of stories called “Tevye and His Daughters” by Sholem Aleichem, who was often referred to as "The Jewish Mark Twain." When Twain met Aleichem in 1906, Twain respectfully introduced himself as “The American Sholem Aleichem."

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is one of only two films, to date, to be nominated in every category for which it was eligible at the Academy Awards. The other film to achieve this feat was Cimarron in 1931.

Within the Star Wars universe, Wookiees are a species of intelligent bipeds from the planet Kashyyyk. The most well-known Wookiee is 200-year-old Chewbacca – Han Solo’s best friend and co-pilot. He is portrayed by Peter Mayhew, who is 7 feet 3 inches tall.

Before The Godfather Part II, it wasn’t the custom for shows to use the word “Part” to designate a sequel. After the film’s huge success, however, other Hollywood movies started using “Part” to show the connections between an original and its sequels.

Dr. Strangelove was the debut film for actor James Earl Jones, who played young Lt. Lothar Zogg, the B-52 bombardier. Jones would, of course, go on to become the iconic voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars film franchise.

Some scenes from Mutiny on the Bounty were shot in the South Pacific. It was here that the film’s star, Marlon Brando, first saw Tetiaroa Atoll which he later bought as his own private island. The Tetiaroa Atoll is currently a resort aptly named “The Brando”.

Halloween is set in Illinois (American Midwest) in autumn. It was, however, actually shot in South Pasadena and Hollywood, California during spring. As a result, palm trees are visible in some scenes and the trees lining the streets are completely green, not autumnally colored.

In one of the film’s most famous scenes, a black Philadelphia police detective, Virgil Tibbs (played by Sidney Poitier), is slapped by a racist landowner and immediately slaps him back. According to the film’s director, Norman Jewison, “A black man had never slapped a white man back in an American film. We broke that taboo.”

The M*A*S*H movie is the only feature-length film in the M*A*S*H franchise. The franchise also includes over a dozen novels and 3 TV series: one that bears the same name and ran for 11 seasons; Trapper John M.D. which lasted 7 seasons; and AfterMASH which only lasted for 2 seasons.

The movie’s poster lists out the 3 types of alien encounters as outlined by the film’s scientific adviser and ufologist J. Allen Hynek. They are: first kind – sighting of a UFO; second kind – physical evidence; and third kind – contact.

The original Rocky movie has spawned a total of 6 sequels, so far, with Sylvester Stallone appearing in each one. Another cute carryover from the original film is Rocky’s pair of female red-eared sliders, named Cuff and Link. They also appear in Rocky Balboa (2006).

The film went on to win 3 Academy Awards (out of 7 nominations) and to become an enduring favorite. However, it did not do well at the box office, resulting in millions of dollars in losses for its backers. Its soundtrack album also performed poorly on the music charts.

All That Jazz was nominated for 9 Academy Awards and won 4 of them. One category in which it did not win was Best Picture. It would become the last musical nominated in that category until Disney's Beauty and the Beast in 1991.

Lawrence of Arabia was successful in 7 of the 10 categories in which it was nominated for Academy Awards. This was despite the fact that several historians disagreed with various elements of the film including the fact that the real Lawrence was 9 inches shorter than actor Peter O’Toole, who portrayed him.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is based on the children’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by acclaimed authorRoald Dahl. It was Dahl who also wrote the initial screenplay for the film but ended up disowning it after several changes he did not agree with.

The film begins with the announcement: “Most of what follows is true.” That is just poetic license on the part of the filmmakers, as the show is mostly based on folklore and unproven legends.

Even though Jodie Foster was just 12 years old when she appeared in Taxi Driver, her impressive acting career was already well underway. For her role in Taxi Driver, she won various awards plus was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award.

Several directors turned down the job of directing The Godfather before the task was taken up by Francis Ford Coppola. It is said, studio executives were reluctant to hire him and even had standby directors on the set ready to take over his job. He went on to be nominated at the Academy Awards for Best Director for his efforts!

Veteran Western actor John Wayne had the role of General William Tecumseh Sherman. It’s a character he had already played on an episode of the TV series Wagon Train.

In the early 1970s, the UK press pointed to the violence in A Clockwork Orange as influencing a string of break-ins and killings. Consequently, there was a call to ban the film which was eventually self-imposed by its director/producer/screenplay writer, Stanley Kubrick, after he and his family began receiving death threats.

George C. Scott portrayed General George S. Patton and for his efforts, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. He made history, however, by becoming the first person to refuse to accept the award. Marlon Brando was second when he declined the award for his role in The Godfather (1972).

Out of an impressive list of 11 Academy award nominations, Chinatown only managed to walk away with one win. It went to Robert Towne for Best Original Screenplay.

In the Harper Lee classic on which the film is based, the memorable character Alexandra Finch is Atticus’s sister and a stern aunt to both Scout and Jem. She is, however, omitted from the film.

When Julie Andrews won as Best Actress at the Academy Awards, she thanked Jack Warner. He had selected Audrey Hepburn for the lead role in My Fair Lady (a role Andrews originated on Broadway) which left Andrews free to accept the role of Mary Poppins. My Fair Lady did, however, win Best Picture.

In the film’s chase scene, the movie makers reportedly neglected the use of a stunt driver or safety measures of any kind. It’s simply Gene Hackman, as Det. Jimmy :Popeye" Doyle, speeding through New York City streets!

Spartacus is responsible for a slew of swords-and-sandals epics. Probably its closest cousin is Russell Crowe's Gladiator.

Although now considered a classic, the film got some negative reviews when it was initially released. Some of that was due to its length of 193 minutes, or 3 hours 13 minutes.

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