Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Movie History) for Thursday, October 12, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 24):
A 1947 FBI study chided this holiday film’s “attempt to discredit bankers…a common trick used by communists”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Sean Chong, a medical student from Silver Spring, Maryland
|Scarlett Sims, a stay-at-home mom from Oak Ridge, Tennessee
|Austin Rogers, a bartender from New York, New York (12-day total: $411,000)
What is “It’s A Wonderful Life”?
The FBI memo, dated May 26, 1947, read:
With regards to the picture, It’s a Wonderful Life, stated in substance that the film represented rather obvious attempts to discredit bankers by casting Lionel Barrymore as a ‘scrooge-type’ so that he would be the most hated man in the picture. This, according to these sources, is a common trick used by Communists. In addition, this picture deliberately maligned the upper class, attempting to show wealthy people as mean and despicable characters.
In the short term, this hurt the credibility of the film. But in the 1970s and 1980s, it became known as a feel-good Christmas story, and a holiday staple.
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Scores going into Final:
Sean $2,800 – $1,800 – $1,000 (What is Miracle on 51st St?)
Austin $16,600 + $16,550 = $33,150
Scarlett $21,200 + $12,001 = $33,201 (1-day total: $33,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE INUIT $1000 (15th pick)
Austin 1400 -1400 (Scarlett 3000 Sean 2000)
2) THAT CRAZY 14th CENTURY $1600 (10th pick)
Austin 3600 +3000 (Scarlett 15200 Sean 2400)
3) GEOGRA”P” $1600 (15th pick)
Austin 8200 +7200 (Scarlett 17200 Sean 1600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 71
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Scarlett $21,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 1 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Austin $11,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer
Sean $2,800 Coryat, 5 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,000
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600
Austin Rogers, final stats:
22/27 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $109,500)
12/13 in Final Jeopardy
42.66% in first on buzzer (311/729)
Average Coryat: $18,185
Also check out further detailed game-by-game statistics!
Scarlett Sims, stats to date:
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
Average Coryat: $21,200
Scarlett Sims, to win:
2 games: 68.18%
Avg. streak: 3.143 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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