Film Buff Questionnaire 1975-6

TORONTO FILM SOCIETY would like to continue satisfying its members and would therefore appreciate its Film Buff members answering as many of the following questions as possible.

The completed forms can be deposited in the question box in the lobby after the show, or mailed to:

TORONTO FILM SOCIETY
c/o Jaan Salk
75 Birchview Crescent, Toronto  M6P 3H9

Films Shown:
Stage Door (Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Ribers – 1937)
Gun Crazy (John Dall, Peggy Cummins – 1949)
Ball of Fire (Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck – 1941)
One Way Passage (William Powell, Kay Francis – 1932)
Hell’s Highway (Richard Dix, Tom Brown – 1932)
School for Scoundrels (Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas – 1960)
The Thief of Bagdad (Conrad Veidt, Sabu – 1940)
The Leopard Man (Dennis O’Keefe, Margo – 1943)
The Sea Wolf (E.G. Robinson, John Garfield – 1941)
Where the Sidwalk Ends (Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney – 1950)
The Sun Shines Bright (Charles Winninger, Arleen Whelan – 1953)
First Love (Deanna Durbin, Robert Stack – 1939)
Side Street (Farley Granger, Cathy O’Donnell – 1949)
The Prisoner of Shark Island (Warner Baxter, Gloria Stuart – 1936)
One More River (Diana Wynyard, Colin Clive – 1934)

What was your favourite film (or films) I nthe Film Buff Series?

What was your least favourite film (or films)?

What kind of films do you want to see more of in future series?:  Comedies; Westerns; Musicals; Police/Gangster films; film noir; Adventure films; Mysteries; Science Fiction/Horror; Theatrical films; etc.

What specific films would you like to see in further Film Buff Series?

Do you want more well known and classic films (for example Stage Door, Ball of Fire) or more rare and rediscovered films (for example Hell’s Highway, One More River, Gun Crazy)?

What stars would you like to see more films of?

What directors would you like to see?

Do you favour more recent films (fifties and sixties) or older films (thirties and even silent films in the twenties)?

Do you want the 7:30 starting time to continue, or would you prefer 8:00 pm; or 7:00 pm?

ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS?  (use other side)  NAME ____________________________

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SUMMARY OF FILM BUFF QUESTIONNAIR 1975-6

– 85 Questionnaires returned (as of May 8, 1976)

FAVOURITE FILMS:

STAGE DOOR = chosen 37 times
BALL OF FIRE = 36
SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS = 23
THIEF OF BAGDAD = 15
FIRST LOVE = 11
THE SEA WOLF = 11
ONE WAY PASSAGE = 10
ONE MORE RIVER = 7
PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND = 6
GUN CRAZY = 5
THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT = 4
HELL’S HIGHWAY = 2
SIDE STREET – 0
WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS = 0
THE LEOPARD MAN = 0

LEAST FAVOURITE FILMS:

THE LEOPARD MAN = chosen 23 times
HELL’S HIGHWAY = -15
GUN CRAZY = -14
SIDE STREET = -13
THIEF OF BAGDAD = -9
THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT = -5
WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS = -4
THE SEA WOLF, PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND, ONE MORE RIVER, SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS, ONE WAY PASSAGE = -3
FIRST LOVE, BALL OF FIRE, STAGE DOOR = -1

TOTAL:

  1. STAGE DOOR  37-1=36
  2. BALL OF FIRE  36-1=35
  3. SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS  23-3=20
  4. FIRST LOVE  11-1=10
  5. THE SEA WOLF  11-3–8
  6. ONE WAY PASSAGE  10-3=7
  7. THIEF OF BAGDAD  15-9-=6
  8. ONE MORE RIVER  7-3=4
  9. PRISONER OF SHARK ISLAND  6-3=3
  10. THE SUN SHINES BRIGHT  4-5= -1
  11. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS  0-4=-4
  12. GUN CRAZY  5-14=-9
  13. HELL’S HIGHWAY  2-15=-13
  14. SIDE STREET  0-13=-13
  15. THE LEOPARD MAN  0-23=-23

KINDS OF FILMS DESIRED IN FUTURE SERIES:

Comedies = 51 choices; Musical = 42; Mysteries = 34; Science Fiction/Horror = 16; Adventures = 13; Film Noir = 12; Westerns = 10; Theatrical = 12; Police/Gangster = 9

STARTING TIME FAVOURED: 82 responses

7:00 PM = 18; 7:30 PM = 53; 8:00 PM = 11

STARS REQUESTED:

Katharine Hepburn = 18; Bette Davis = 15; William Powell = 15; Humphrey Bogart = 13; Cary Grant = 11; Deanna Durbin = 9; Clark Gable = 9; James Cagney = 6; Carole Lombard = 6; Barbara Stanwyck = 6; Ingrid Bergman = 5; Alastair Sim = 5; Spencer Tracy – 5; Gary Cooper = 4; Judy Garland = 4; Joan Crawford = 4; Jean Arthur = 4; James Stewart = 4; Astaire/Rogers = 4; Paul Muni = 3; E.G. Robinson = 3; Charles Laughton = 3; Margaret Sullavan = 3; Garbo = 3; John Garfield = 3; Ginger Rogers = 3; Fred Astaire = 3; MacDonald/Eddy = 3; etc.

DIRECTORS FAVOURED:

John Ford = 12; Alfred Hitchcock = 12; William Wyler = 8; Frank Capra = 7; Fritz Lang = 6; Billy Wilder = 6; George Cukor = 6; James Whale = 5; Howard Hawks = 4; William Wellman = 4; Ernst Lubitsch = 4; Frank Borzage = 3; Henry Koster/Joe Pasternak = 3; Michael Curtiz = 3; Preston Sturges = 3; John Huston = 3.

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