Lucky 2021: Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, Jan. 2021 Edition, Vol. 0-0
Thank goodness for the end of 2020. Not that we have anything to complain about here at the offices of CSR, but we’re so tired of listening to everyone else. However, with the pioneer spirit that fought two World Wars, forged a country from a wilderness and survived one of TCM’s innumerable marketing campaigns of swill (as if the assertion that Cabernet Au “Duck Soup” is a varietal of genuine enological interest weren’t enough) which proffered Elizabeth Taylor not as The Bleating Vulgar Spawn of Excessive Alcohol and Make-Up Application but as a Star of the Month, we bring you this month’s edition of the Classic Film Images Photo Quiz, brought to you as always by SKITTLES, America’s only breakfast candy that hasn’t been poisoned by a twelve part reversal of opinion by Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading candidate (attention TIME Magazine!) for Person More Likely to Flip Than Simone Biles on a Balance Beam. In this edition we look forward to more of the same in ’21 and therefore segue that bold pessimism (Is this your first visit to Earth or what?) into the quite cleverly unrelated subject of movies that feature gambling with cards. Each of the following 25 images is sourced from a motion picture in which cigars, beer and potato chips are happily promoted as the essential three nutritional food groups indigenous to the strenuous recreation of flipping cards for fun and profit. Your task, as always, is to identify all twenty five films and report your findings to the proper authorities (that’s us, Butch), where after careful scrutiny we will tabulate the findings (allowing for the proper period of tabulation hanky-panky) and discover the first to calculate the correct responses of all featured films. The first to do so will receive the coveted CSR Culture Shock Award, happily useful in this edition as a drink coaster. Good luck.
25. Spirits of the Dead
You are trying to lull me into a false sense of security by using an easy one at the start!
1) Silent Running.
2) The Cincinnatti Kid.
4) Frankie And Johnny.
5) Gambling Lady. (Stanwyck.)
6) Five Card Stud. (Dean Martin.)
7) Maverick. (Alfred Molina.)
8) A Night To Remember. (So much better than ‘Titanic’.)
9) Cool Hand Luke. (Kennedy.)
11) Swingers. (Vince Vaughan.)
13) Roman Holiday.
14) California Spilt. (Altman film.)
15) Kaleidoscope. (Warren Beatty.)
16) Bob Le Flambleur.
18) The Duke of Beverly Hills. (It’s Menjou, so a guess.)
20) Guys and Dolls. (Sinatra as a gambler, so a guess.)
21) Croupier. (I have that on DVD. Clive Owen.)
22) Born Yesterday. (Love that film!)
23) Austin Powers.
24) White Savage. (I must have seen that on TV.)
25) Nope! (That looks like Delon, but I cannot remember the film.)
Six Nopes and two guesses. Hardly an auspicious beginning to 2021.
Regards as always, Raymond Babbitt
It’s what I do. Ensnare and entrap. Well. I had to put some ringers in as you’re too good at this and one cannot be fair to an archnemesis. Still, seventeen correct. Enough to give me pause and go back to work harder the next time. Curse you, Batman —- uh — Babbitt!
– The Riddler