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McCabe & Mrs. Miller

McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 1971 Western motion picture by director Robert Altman. One of Altman's typically naturalist films, the director called McCabe an "anti-western film" because the film ignores or subverts a number of Western conventions.

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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.

1) Around the beginning of the twentieth century, a gambler named John McCabe arrives in the fictional town of Presbyterian Church Washington State to start a low-class brothel. McCabe quickly takes on a dominant position over the town's simple-minded and lethargic miners, thanks to his aggressive personality and rumors that he is a gunfighter. Who played McCabe?

Henry Fonda
Warren Beatty
Alan Alda

2) Who wrote the novel "McCabe" that the film was based on?

Edmund Naughton
Robert Altman
Brian McKay

3) Who played Constance Miller?

Shelley Duvall
Julie Christie
Elisabeth Knight

4) The 'legend' of McCabe as a gunfighter is propagated largely through gossip on the part of Paddy Sheehan. Who played Sheehan?

Rene Auberjonois
David Carradine
Max McGee

5) The legend claims that McCabe shot a famous gunfighter named Bill Roundtree with a Derringer pistol during a card game.

True or False?

6) Who was Robert Altman's initial preference for the role of McCabe was , whom the studio producing the film refused to accept.

Elliott Gould
Dustin Hoffman
Gene Hackman

7) The film was shot almost entirely in sequential order - a rarity for films. Where was the film shot?

Vancouver, British Columbia
Hollywood, California
Durango, Colorado

8) The film was originally called The Presbyterian Church Wager, after a bet placed among the church's few attendees about whether McCabe would survive his refusal of the offer to sell his property. Altman reported that an official in the Presbyterian Church called Warner Brothers to complain about having their church mentioned in context of a film about brothels and gambling; and that the complaint instigated the name change.

True or False?

9) Alan Alda loved to perform multiple takes of his scenes. Once, when Altman was ready to wrap shooting for the day, he insisted on more takes. Altman left and had his assistant shoot them and Alda did over thirty takes of the scene. Altman got his revenge by ordering Beatty to do 25 takes of a scene involving Alda in the snow.

True or False?

10) Who made their film debut in the movie?

Keith Carradine
James Van Der Beek
Morgan Holmes

McCabe & Mrs. Miller [Answers]
Warren Beatty
Edmund Naughton
Julie Christie
Rene Auberjonois
Elliott Gould
Vancouver, British Columbia
False.  It is Warren Beatty
Keith Carradine

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