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Winchester '73 (1950)
What do you know about the Western Winchester '73?
Try this Western Film FUN Trivia.
"Check Your Answers" at the bottom of the page
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) In 1876, Lin McAdam and friend
'High-Spade' Frankie Wilson pursue outlaw 'Dutch Henry' Brown into Dodge
City. Who is the Sheriff of Dodge City?
Lin he enters a shooting competition, contending
against Dutch Henry among others. They end up the two finalists for a
prized, one-of-one-thousand, perfect Winchester rifle. Lin wins, but
Dutch Henry steals the prize and leaves town with Lin in hot pursuit.
True or False?
3) The rifle is
bartered to trader Joe Lamont, who then runs guns to the Indians. Their
leader Young Bull doesn't like the old, worn-out merchandise Lamont is
offering; he wants the Winchester. When Lamont refuses to sell, he pays
the ultimate price for his stupidity. Who plays the Indian leader Young
The rifle next falls into the possession of
Steve Miller. He's running with Dutch Henry's gang, much to the
disapproval of his girl, Lola Manners. Gunfighter 'Waco' Johnnie Dean
covets it. He keeps insulting Miller in front of Lola, until finally he
snaps and draws on him, though he knows he's no match for the
professional. Waco kills him and takes possession, but not for long.
Dutch Henry shows up and takes back "his" rifle. Who plays Lola Manners?
5) Dutch Henry plans a
robbery. Gunfighter 'Waco' Johnnie Dean is stationed in a saloon to
provide protection, but is betrayed to Lin by Lola. The theft goes awry.
Who plays Gunfighter 'Waco' Johnnie Dean?
6) Lin chases Dutch Henry
out of town and corners him on a rocky hill. Before he leaves town,
High-Spade reveals to Lola that Henry's real name is Matthew, the
no-good brother of Lin. Matthew killed their father when he wouldn't go
along with his crimes. Lin finally kills Dutch Henry and gets Lola and
his prize rifle back in the end. James Stewart plays Lin McAdams, who
plays Dutch Henry?
7) Who plays Lin's sidekick
'High-Spade' Frankie Wilson?
8) The filmmakers did not
have the budget to pay James Stewart his requested fee of $200,000, so
he suggested they take the then-unusual step of paying him a cut of the
profits instead. This deal, the first of its kind since the advent of
talkies, would soon become the norm and change the studio-agent-actor
relationship, leading to the demise of the long-term contract and the
studio system. Stewart is believed to have made around $600,000 from
True or False?
9) How many
One-of-a-Thousand Model 1873's are made?
Fritz Lang was originally slated to direct this
movie. Because he worked with this director in the theater, who did
James Stewart recommend to direct Winchester '73?
Winchester '73 [Answers]
3 Rock Hudson
4 Shelley Winters
5 Dan Duryea
6 Stephen McNally
7 Millard Mitchell
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