Travel: The Location Hunters: Across the world in 80 questions: Frank Barrett reveals the answers to our festive quiz - and names the winners
Saturday 15 January 1994
These included the question on where How Green Was My Valley was filmed. Most of you guessed the Rhondda Valley; in fact the location was neither green nor a valley, but a back lot in Hollywood where the director, John Ford, built his idea of a Welsh mining village (and populated it largely with expatriate Irish).
Which Greene film, we asked, was set in Ireland? The film Odd Man Out, directed by Carol Reed, was written by F L Green. His lack of an 'e' meant that the correct answer was 'none'.
The question on Demolition Man puzzled all but a handful of you. San Angeles embraced Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Barbara.
Many readers were at pains to point out that while Genevieve began with the London to Brighton vintage car run, it ended with a Brighton to London race - we accepted both Brighton and London as answers.
No one got all the questions right. The person with the greatest number of correct answers was Jenny Pendreigh of Edinburgh, who wins a seven-night trip to Hollywood for two, courtesy Virgin Holidays and Virgin Atlantic.
Jenny Pendreigh says it was her husband, Brian, who did most of the hard work. 'He has some film books and spent a lot of time studying them. He knew he hadn't got all the answers right. I'm absolutely delighted at winning - I've never even won a raffle.'
In second place was John Westbrooke of London NW2, who wins a three-night break for two in Rome with The Magic of Italy.
The 10 runners-up, who each receive the new video of the Clint Eastwood film Unforgiven and a copy of Frank Barrett's Family USA (published by Boxtree) were: S Allanson of Liverpool; Michael Allen of Norwich; Anne-Marie Baker of London W4; Mary Bernard of Cambridge; Roger Coote of Exeter; Eleri Ebenezer of London W4; Ann Jenkins of Exeter; Barrie MacDonald of London N6; Rob McNeish of Abingdon; and Chris Pollard of St Albans. Congratulations to all of you, and commiserations to the losers.
Transports of delight
1. The Boat
2. Bus Stop
3. The Cars that Ate Paris
4. Taxi Driver
5. Girl on a Motorcycle
9. The Train
10. Bicycle Thieves
12. Castle Combe
13. Lavender Hill
17. BBC Radio
24. The Spirit of the Beehive
25. Snowden in Catch 22
26. And God Created Woman
27. Zorba the Greek
28. St Marc
29. Cornelius Ryan: A Bridge Too Far and The Longest Day
30. The former Czechoslovakia
33. Felicity Kendal
34. Peter Falk
36. James Michener
37. From Here to Eternity
38. Heaven Knows Mr Allison
40. Pitcairn Island
41. Our Man in Havana
42. Brighton Rock
43. The Fallen Idol
44. The Third Man
45. The Comedians
46. The Quiet American
48. The Heart of the Matter
49. The Honorary Consul
50. Stamboul Train (also called Orient Express)
New York, New York
51. High School of Performing Arts in Fame
53. The Dakota
54. On the Waterfront
55. A subway ventilator grille
57. Jimi Hendrix
60. San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara
61. Santa Barbara
62. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC
64. Los Angeles
66. John Wayne
68. Bedford Falls in It's a Wonderful Life
70. Del Coronado in San Diego
Way down south
71. Costa Rica
72. Bolivia: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
77. The Sundowners
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