How much did you know about early Charles Bronson?
Let’s find out by getting to our Bronson Quiz answers. Here we go:
1) Question: It seemed that Bronson’s specialty early in his career was playing young, aspiring gangsters. He succeeds nicely in this 1953 film noir directed by Andre DeToth and starring Sterling Hayden as a seen-it-all cop and Gene Nelson (of all people) as the put-upon hero. The name of this picture is…….(see below). (Note: The title listed below is NOT the picture’s current title. What is?)
1) Answer: Bronson plays one of three San Quentin veterans caught up in a Los Angeles gas station heist gone wrong in this solid noir titled Crime Wave. (An earlier scrapped title was the less evocative The City is Dark.)
2) Question: This 1953 picture features Vincent Price in a typically manic role as a real nasty who relies on Bronson as his evil assistant. (Hint: The movie was released in 3-D.)
2) Answer: The memorable House of Wax, a remakes of a 1933 Warner Bros. horror item, Mystery of the Wax Museum. Bronson plays “Igor,” a character not working with a full deck.
3) Question: Bronson actually got some favorable notices for his role as “Pittsburgh” (?) in this 1954 Gary Cooper western, which actually had a pretty solid cast including actress Denise Darcel. The movie is…..
3) Answer: Vera Cruz. Bronson indeed got some rarely received positive reviews for his performance.
4) Question: Below is Bronson in the leading role in this low-budget crime biopic about ‘Public Enemy No. 1.’ Identify this fellow and you’ve got the title of the picture…
4) Answer: 1958’s Machine-Gun Kelly, a Roger Cormon limited-budget effort that cast comedian Morey Amsterdam as a truly vicious character named ‘Fandango.’ Both Amsterdam and Bronson in the title role received selective good reviews.
5) Question: Bronson does indeed get out the greasepaint to play an American Indian (‘Blue Buffalo’) in this 1957 Sam Fuller western starring Rod Steiger. The picture is………
5) Answer: Run of the Arrow. The star here is Steiger who passes as a Native American Sioux. Oh, dear.