Sunday, August 11, 2013

181 Quiz Answer

 This week's answer: "Psycho" is an American suspense film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh.
(Also for Three Word Wednesday and ABC Wednesday: "E" is for "Ellen")
Here’s this week’s Berownial quiz question.
I wrote the following, thinking it might remind you of a very well-known motion picture.  Your assignment, should you decide to accept it, is: name the movie.

My friend Ellen has a problem and she wants my advice.

First off, I should tell you that Ellen and I go way back; we were in high school together.

I thought I knew her well.  I would not have guessed that she, a grown woman now, would ever find herself in the situation she’s in.  Trouble is, I’m pretty sure I don’t know how to solve her problem, which is unfortunate because I would certainly do anything I could to be of help.

I’m afraid that it’s strictly a legal situation she’s mixed up in.  Calling the police would solve it but that may well mean she’d be arrested for what, from what she tells me, was basically a criminal act.

Again, she’s the last person I’d ever think would leave the habitual straight and narrow path and actually do such a thing but the fact is, she stole some money – a large amount.

She was working for a fairly successful real estate company and was doing fine at her job.  One day a man came in who had been shown a certain home and had decided to buy it.  He walked in with a huge bag of cash to seal the deal.  Ellen took care of all the paper work and realized she should get the cash to the bank as soon as possible.

As she drove off in her car she thought of all the things she could do with this pile of money.  Instead of heading for the bank she turned off onto the interstate highway.

After driving for a couple of hours, Ellen, distraught, realized she had made a huge mistake.  Her boss would have called the cops; probably the state police had her license plate number by now and were already on the lookout for her.

She decided that she would go back and try to regulate things by returning the cash next morning.  She would spend the night right where she was; there was a humble though rather creepy-looking motel nearby.
(Also submitted to Sunday Scribblings.)

41 comments:

Frankie Jay said...

Psycho!

Berowne said...

Frankie Jay starts us off, as he has done before, with the right answer/

The Blog of Bee said...

Psycho and I still can`t watch it!

Berowne said...

The Blog of Bee, also known as Bee's Blog, has the correct answer.

Doctor FTSE said...

I imagine you'll get a high hit-rate this week, Mr.B. Janet Leigh in "Pyscho", I think.

Rene Foran said...

Psycho!

The Fifth Horseman said...

Since I saw your film I've always preferred the jacuzzi. Psycho's my entry.

Berowne said...

The right answer has just been coughed up by the Fifth Horseman, Rene Foran and Doc FTSE. Who's next?

Helen said...

I'm out of my element on this one ...

Karen S. said...

Oh my, I haven't even gotten to The Mag yet, (just home from the lake)reading my blog roll and read your post first, and this has to be the scary movie, Psycho!

Frankie Jay said...

Actually it is she (frankie=frances). But thanks!

Kodjo Deynoo said...

What happened next.. Did the money get stolen

Berowne said...

Karen S is the latest to submit the right answer.

Kutamun said...

No Country For Old Men

Kathe W. said...

Psycho!

Frances Garrood said...

Bambi. Definitely.

Berowne said...

Love your answer, Frances G...

Berowne said...

Kathe W is our latest "winner" - i e, she has the correct answer.

Tess Kincaid said...

Psycho!

Berowne said...

Tess Kincaid, Willow herself, has just provided us with the right answer.

Leslie: said...

Psycho?

Sharp Little Pencil said...

PSSSSSSSSYCHO! I didn't use the shower that night... Amy

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I had a great-aunt named Frances whom everyone called Auntie Frank! Amy

Hildred said...

Wish I knew - no idea, - but she is in a dilemma!

Berowne said...

Leslie and Sharp Little Pencil are two more brave souls who've given us the right answer. Who's next?

Lyn said...

Creepy motel? Psycho? By the way, my son was in the Hitchcock/Hopkins film..only his mother could tell...

Kay L. Davies said...

Doesn't ring any bells with me, Berowne, but I'm not much of a movie-goer. If I had seen it, I would remember because, as Hildred says, it is a dilemma indeed.
K

Kate said...

How about Psycho with Perkins and Janet Leigh?

Sheilagh Lee said...

Psycho

Berowne said...

I'm pleased to report that Sheilagh Lee, Kate and Lyn all know the correct answer.

Berowne said...

As per the usual, the answer will be posted Thursday.

oldegg said...

Don't tell me Norman Bates is making another appearance in Psycho!

rallentanda said...

Knives in the Shower by Polanski:)

Berowne said...

Chalk up two more with the right answer: rallentanda and oldegg.

uberrhund said...

Psycho from Alfred Hitchcock since this is his birthday week?

Altonian said...

Rushing in late on this one. Only just looked up 3WW, having been busy playing pool for most of yesterday. Psycho! Can only be Psycho!

Altonian said...

Psycho!

Berowne said...

Altonian and uberrhund are the last two with the right answer before time runs out. Congrats.

rallentanda said...

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Berowne said...

Note to rallentanda: True, you didn't give the actual name of the film, but you wrote "Knives in the Shower," which I thought was close enough. I ignored Polanski's name because he never made a film of that title; he made, instead, "Knife in the Water," an entirely different thing.

Helena said...

One I'd have got if I hadn't been too late! Grrrrrr! Keep them up - I'm getting better at this guessing game!

 
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