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Victory Quiz (1942)

A quiz where viewers are given 10 or 15 seconds to answer questions about the United States and its involvement in World War II.

Director:

Will Jason

Writers:

Buddy Adler (screenplay) (as E. Maurice Adler), Julian Harmon (screenplay)
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Pete Smith ... Narrator
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Narrator Pete Smith gives us 15 seconds to answer a series of multiple-choice questions that are interspersed with news footage of the U.S. Armed Forces in action: what is a bubble dancer; in tank slang, what's a galvanized Guernsey; in what year was the tank invented; when was the parachute invented; when was the airplane conceived; when was the submarine conceived; who invented all four of these; what's a honey barge; why are Marines called leathernecks; and, what's the translation of "E Pluribus Unum"? There's humor in some of the choices, some of the answers, and some of the footage. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1942 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The narrator states that the model for the Mona Lisa was one of painter Leonardo da Vinci's girlfriends. The model was in fact Lisa del Giocondo, the wife of one of Leonardo's patrons. Historians believe Leonardo was gay so it's unlikely he had any girlfriends. See more »

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31 March 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Victory Quiz (1942)

** (out of 4)

Pete Smith short gives the viewer ten or fifteen seconds to come up with the answer to whatever question he has asked. Being from the WW2 era, most of the question are centered around the war but with Smith he throws in a few tricks. Judging a film like this is rather tricky because on one hand it gets tiresome watching something that pauses for fifteen seconds but on the other hand I can imagine this being quite fun back in the day when viewed with a room full of people with everyone shouting out their answers. Today the film isn't pure entertainment but an interesting look back at history.


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