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Movie Quiz: "There was a Maharajah who came all the way from India....

to beg one of her silk stockings. Later he strangled himself with it."

1. Who said these lines? (the character's name as well as the actor).

2. Who wrote these lines?

3. Who is the "her" referred to in these lines? (the character's name as well as the actress).

4. Who are these lines addressed to? (the character's name as well as the actor).

5. What is the name of this movie? (If you've figured out any of the above, it is quite easy to answer this question).

6. And last but not least, Who directed this movie?

"All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie." BOB DYLAN

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The Barefoot Contessa?

Kapil Routray: The Bengali Hindus will pay for their sins.:)

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Nope. But this one was also a black-and-white movie.

"All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie." BOB DYLAN

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sunset boulevard

I get melancholy if I don't write. I need the company of people who don't exist.

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Pimpin gets it right!

Now, I don't whether these lines were written by the three scriptwriters -- Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder and D.M. Marshman Jr. -- or whether they were improvised by Erich von Stroheim. Von Stroheim had a certain perverse streak and the reference to auto-asphyxiation with a pair of silk stockings seems right up his alley. If you watch the extras on the Criterion DVD of "Sunset Boulevard" you will learn that Stroheim suggested to Billy Wilder that there be a scene of him washing Norma Desmond's undies in the film! (Billy put the kibosh on that suggestion.)

"All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie." BOB DYLAN

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Tell her, Ratso. C'mon, do her that favor. Tell her there are no fan letters other than the ones you write.
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