The Trivia Hound


413. Berlin, 1923

Nora & Jim got #412!


The year 1923 began badly in the US, and it's ending badly in Germany. Thanks to war reparations and ill advised policies of the Reichsbank, post-war inflation has escalated beyond imagination. Cash is virtually worthless - it is cheaper to burn money for heat than to use it to buy firewood. The people are exceedingly desperate, and there seems to be no end in sight.


| posted by John, 1:40 PM | 4 comments |

412. England, 1923

DesiLinguist got #411!


A short visit to London so you can meet this well-known woman.


| posted by John, 7:32 AM | 2 comments |

411. Montana, 1923

DesiLinguist got #410!


Ministers' kids have a reputation for being rebellious. It's a stereotype, sure, but if you were looking for proof...


| posted by John, 12:03 PM | 4 comments |

410. Florida, 1923

Nick got #409!


Sadly, 1923 began with a week of shocking brutality and violence fueled by racism and rumor. This veteran of the Great War is standing up to the mobs and trying to save as many lives as he can, but the community will be virtually destroyed.

| posted by John, 7:19 AM | 1 comments |

409. U.S., 1922

Jim got #408!


Who are these unfortunate men?



| posted by John, 9:25 AM | 2 comments |

408. Sunday Funnies, 1922

Jim got #407!


Here's a familiar face from the comics section of the local paper.



| posted by John, 9:19 PM | 2 comments |

407. New York, 1922

Nora & Jim got #406!


She's come all the way from Kansas to land a sophisticated husband.


| posted by John, 2:46 PM | 2 comments |

406. Shanghai, 1922

Nora got #405!


He's chasing after a wayward wife. (Days of future past: This film was released in October 2006; and it's a remake.)


| posted by John, 10:36 AM | 3 comments |

405. California, 1922

DesiLinguist #404!


Here's a familiar face. Who will be the first to name this one?


| posted by John, 9:58 AM | 1 comments |

404. Dublin, 1921

Jim got #403!


The IRA continues its struggle against the English Black & Tans, but this man seems to have lost himself in the fight.




| posted by John, 8:05 AM | 2 comments |

403. U.S., 1921

Nora & Jim got #402!


This man will never live down the stigma of the accusations brought against him.


| posted by John, 2:54 PM | 4 comments |

402. Canada, 1921

Melissa got #401!


This man just received the devastating news that he has polio. (Movie)


| posted by John, 11:21 AM | 5 comments |

401. Lubeck, 1921

Jim got #400!


This man is trying to make a movie that will set a new standard in the genre, if he can only control the star actor.


| posted by John, 8:23 AM | 4 comments |

400. New York, 1921

Jim got #399!


Aah-choo! Unfortunately, antihistamines won't be around till the mid '40s.


| posted by John, 2:44 PM | 3 comments |

399. U.S., 1921

DesiLinguist got #398!


Starting with this decade, I'll occasionally be including some notable personalities of the day in addition to the films. Who will be the first to identify this person?

| posted by John, 12:17 PM | 4 comments |

398. France, 1920

Jim got #397!



This young woman is trying to learn the fate of her man, who was lost of the Great War. Or was he? (Foreign film; click to enlarge).


| posted by John, 7:29 AM | 3 comments |

397. England, 1920

Jim got #396!



This veteran of the war is working the restoration of a 500 year old piece of art.



| posted by John, 6:37 PM | 1 comments |

396. Sunday Funnies, 1920

Nora got #395!



Violence in comics! Who are these characters?


| posted by John, 2:49 PM | 2 comments |

395. Georgia, 1920

Jim got #394!



We are entering a new decade: free from the ravages of the Great War, and now free from the temptations of John Barleycorn. The times they are a changin'.


| posted by John, 7:39 AM | 5 comments |

Volstead Act


Next legal stop for alcohol - 1933!




This can't end well...



| posted by John, 4:20 PM | 0 comments |

394. New England, 1919

Jim got #393!



One word: eww.


| posted by John, 1:40 PM | 5 comments |

393. Chicago, 1919

DesiLinguist got #392!



Scandal in Chicago!


| posted by John, 7:22 AM | 4 comments |

France, November 11, 1918

War's End



Finally, after four harrowing years and an entire generation lost, the Great War has finally concluded. French troops gather outside the palace at Versailles to await the signing of this historic peace, which some say will end war in Europe forever. Truly it is the dawn of a new era. (Not a film)

Finally, while everyone participated in this section, I think it's safe to say no one here knew WWI movies like Jim!


| posted by John, 2:47 PM | 3 comments |

392. Russia, 1918

Amy got #391!



Here's another couple caught up in bad circumstances.




| posted by John, 1:57 PM | 3 comments |

391. Italy, 1918

Jim got #390!



This was a Shakespeare in Love type film inspired by #389.




| posted by John, 1:29 PM | 2 comments |

390. Europe, 1917

Jim got #389!



Top brass continues to force this man to send his troops into combat using outdated equipment.



| posted by John, 11:51 AM | 2 comments |

389. Italy, 1917

Jim got #388!



These lovers have much to overcome, including the scheming and betrayal of a trusted friend.



| posted by John, 10:58 AM | 1 comments |

388. France, 1917

#387 was a forgotten film!



Five to go and we'll end this war.

Criminal or scapegoat? Only the French government knows for sure, and they aren't talking.



| posted by John, 8:45 AM | 3 comments |

387. Europe, 1917

Jim got #386! He's 5 for 5 and unstoppable! Or is he?



Is that a V for victory or is he flipping me off?


| posted by John, 5:44 PM | 3 comments |

386. France, 1917

Jim got #385! He's dominating the WWI films! Will no one challenge him?



Here's another famous wartime couple. She gave us one of those famous but misquoted movie lines.



| posted by John, 1:08 PM | 4 comments |

385. France, 1917

Jim got #384! He's 3 for 3!



Famous wartime couple.



| posted by John, 9:16 AM | 1 comments |

384. Europe, 1917

Jim got #383; Amy got honorable mention!



Here's another classic.


| posted by John, 11:13 PM | 4 comments |

383. Undisclosed location, 1917

Jim got #382!



These next several films are the best known WW-I films out there. If you haven't seen these, hang your head in shame and run to Best Buy. We'll start with the easiest.



| posted by John, 2:39 PM | 3 comments |

382. France, 1916

Nora got #381!



Back to the war! I think this one will go quickly for two reasons, so no hints.



| posted by John, 7:02 AM | 3 comments |

381. California, 1916

#380 was a forgotten film!



A short break from the Western Front to meet these silent film--um, stars.


| posted by John, 6:55 PM | 2 comments |

380. France, 1915

DesiLinguist & Jim got #379!



These British troops discover a German trench where the demons of war yet linger.


| posted by John, 2:19 PM | 4 comments |

379. Australia, 1915

Mom & Jim got #378!



These Aussies will soon join up with a doomed campaign to take Constantinople. (Foreign film)



| posted by John, 9:18 AM | 2 comments |

378. East Africa, 1914

DesiLinguist & Jim got #376!



Here's a mismatched couple brought together by dire circumstances.


| posted by John, 2:46 PM | 3 comments |

377. France, 1914


Men will call it "the war to end all wars," and speak of glory and the Fatherland. But this young German soldier finds the glories of war are highly exaggerated.

| posted by John, 8:28 AM | 3 comments |

W A R !





| posted by John, 7:54 AM | 2 comments |

376. Sarajevo, June 1914

Jim got #375!



This Hungarian soldier and his Serbian friend find themselves on opposite sides in a new round of bloodshed destined to set the world on fire.


| posted by John, 4:02 PM | 4 comments |

375. Texas, 1913

DesiLinguist got #374!



Old West style outlaws are a dying breed.



| posted by John, 8:27 AM | 6 comments |

374. London, 1912

DesiLinguist got #373!


Let's finish up 1912 visiting this woman of curious breeding.




| posted by John, 8:35 PM | 3 comments |

373. The Atlantic, 1912

Jim got #372; Nora recognized the theme!


Here's our third and last Titanic shot: a fellow time traveller who chose the wrong ship.



| posted by John, 11:41 AM | 5 comments |

372. The Atlantic, 1912

Nora & Jim got #371!


...and....



| posted by John, 8:22 AM | 4 comments |

371. The Atlantic, 1912

Mom & Nora got #370!


Good morning players! Let's see who's quick on the click today.


| posted by John, 7:56 AM | 6 comments |