Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Picture, Quote, Movie Quiz #2

“You have to think about one shot. One shot is what it’s all about. A deer’s gotta be taken with one shot.”

What movie is this?  The lead in this movie did not have to act too hard because he had served in PT boats.  His co-star avoided doing that sort of thing.


  1. "Bridges at Toko-Ri", "The Deer Hunter", ???

    Please review Shin Sang-ok's "Red Scarf".

  2. Bridges of Toko-Ri, The Deer Hunter, They Were Expendable.

  3. How many movies are we talking about here?

    If "They Were Expendable" was one of them, you are referring to Robert Montgomery (a PT boat skipper in WW2) and John Wayne. John Wayne, regardless of what you believe about his attempts (or lack thereof) to enlist in the armed forces during the war probably did more for the war effort by continuing to make pictures than he would have if he had been in active military service for several years.

    Similarly, Greer Garson who wanted to return to England during the Blitz was told by the British Ambassador to the U.S. that her value to her country in the services would have been "two pounds-ten a week", but if she continued making films like Mrs. Miniver her worth was "incalculable".

    1. I totally agree that Wayne was more valuable to the war effort as a movie star. But it is not like the Pentagon insisted that he not enlist. I just find it ironic that for a man who was so careful with his screen image, he did not act like a "John Wayne" when it came to the war. But mostly I thought the clue was pithy.


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