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Note:   The below question, it now transpires, is incorrect, since there are actually three films - It Happened One Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Silence of the Lambs -  who are claimants to this feat. Thanks to Ameesha for pointing out the error. Read her comments below for all the facts.

The Question:

The five most coveted Oscars are those for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Film, Best DIrector and Best Story. Only two films till date have won all five. Name both.

The answer:

The two films are 'It Happened One Night' and 'One flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'.

Results of Gopal's Weekly Quiz - 6:

No of Respondents: 1

No. of correct answers: 0

The Respondents:

1.  Name: Ameesha
    Her Answer: (Partially correct)
    Silence of the Lambs and One flew over the cuckoo's nest.


From Ameesha:

I just checked out yr weekly quiz and like to make some clarifications.Firstly when you say Best Story you mean Best Screenplay right? I think before the 60's the Best Story category was known as Best Writing for Original Story and Best Writing,Adaptation. After the 60's it was known as Best Writing,Original Screenplay and Best Writing Screenplay Adapted fr Other Material. Now what I want to say is, Silence of The Lambs did win all these awards.All these movies ,It Happened One Night, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Silence of the Lamb won an Oscar for Best Writing,Adaptation or Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted from Other Material. Below are the facts to support my claim.

    1935     Best Picture - It Happened One Night.
                  Best Actor   -  Clark Gable(It Happened One Night)
                  Best Actress -  Claudette Colbert(It happened One Night)
                  Best Director -  Frank Capra (It Happened One Night)
                  Best Writing/Original Story- Manhattan Melodrama
                  Best Writing/Adaptation - It Happened One Night

  1976       Best Picture -  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
                  Best Actor - Jack Nicholson (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's  Nest)
                  Best Actress - Louise Fletcher(One Flew Over the   Cuckoo's Nest)
                  Best Director - Milos Freman( One Flew Over The Cuckoo's    Nest)
                  Best Writing, Original Screenplay -Dog day Afternoon Beat Writing,Screenplay Adapted fr Other material-
                   - One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest

  1992       Best Picture - Silence of the Lamb
                  Best Actor  -  Anthony Hopkins (Silence of The Lamb)
                  Best Director - Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lamb)
                  Best Writing Original Written Directly for the Screen- - Thelma and Louise
                  Best Writing,Screenplay Adapted fr other material- - Silence of The Lamb

        Judging from these all 3 of these movies won from Best Screenplay/Adapted and not the Original Screenplay.

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