Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 29, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1950s Cinema) for Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 37):

Objects of attention in this suspenseful film include a digging dog, a scantily clad dancer & a possible murderer

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Anthony Giordano, a plumber from Walpole, Massachusetts
Anthony Giordano on Jeopardy!
Kari Bale, a stay-at-home mom from San Jose, California
Kari Bale on Jeopardy!
Steve Moulds, a playwright from Louisville, Kentucky (1-day total: $21,201)
Steve Moulds on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Rear Window?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

In Alfred Hitchcock’s famous 1954 thriller Rear Window, Jeff (portrayed by James Stewart) is confined to his apartment with a broken leg and begins to observe the others in his apartment complex through his rear window. Jeff’s neighbours include Lars Thorwald (the possible murderer), Miss Torso (the dancer), and others. The digging dog (spoiler alert) was then killed by Thorwald, ostensibly because the dog was digging in a flower bed, but the action only serves to increase suspicion.

Incredibly, it only received four Oscar nominations (and zero wins).

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Steve $22,000
Anthony $16,400
Kari $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Kari $6,000 – $6,000 = $0 (What is The Maltese Falcon?)
Anthony $16,400 + $16,399 = $32,799
Steve $22,000 + $10,801 = $32,801 (2-day total: $54,002)

Steve Moulds, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 29, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Anthony $9,200
Kari $3,600
Steve $3,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) TONS OF FUN $800 (29th pick)
Anthony 6200 +3000 (Kari 3600 Steve 3400)
2) GRANT $2000 (20th pick)
Steve 13400 +6000 (Anthony 14400 Kari 6000)
3) AMERICAN GOTHIC $2000 (21st pick)
Steve 19400 +3000 (Anthony 14400 Kari 6000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 109

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 88 (2.38 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Steve $17,000 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Anthony $14,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Kari $6,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,200
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

Steve Moulds, stats to date:
44 correct, 3 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
34.21% in first on buzzer (39/114)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,300

Steve Moulds, to win:
3 games: 64.833%
4: 42.033%
5: 27.252%
6: 17.668%
7: 11.455%
Avg. streak: 3.844 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Both Steve and Kari had lengthy dry spells on the buzzer; Steve had a 17-clue run within a buzz and Kari had a 25-clue run without one.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 29, 2019"

  1. My all time favorite movie, I knew it right away. (one of four Hitchcock movies Stewart was in).

    • I’m very happy 2 out of 3 of these young people got it right! Greatness lives on…it IS one of the greatest films ever imo also!

      • Hitchcock was truly one of a kind…Some of the best moments in television are the (mere) minutes long introductions he did for his television show in the late 50s-early 60s…(often skewering advertisers so deftly that they could barely feel the knife going in…)

    • Have you seen “Frenzy?” It is his second-last film (1972) and somewhat overlooked but in my top 5…with a bullet!

      • Good film…my top 5 Hitchcock films are:
        Rear Window(1954)
        Shadow of a Doubt(1943)…Hitch’s personal favorite
        Strangers on a Train(1951)

  2. Marty Cunningham | October 29, 2019 at 2:48 pm |

    And Lance Thorwald was played by a then still relatively unknown Canadian actor by the name of Raymond Burr, a few years before he would become Perry Mason, and probably close to when he appeared in the first Godzilla movies (Love the Animaniacs satire of “Golly-Zilla!” and what they do with his character, interestingly named Steve Martin) They did a nice touch of graying his hair for Rear Window, too, and there was talk of how much weight he had lost to start playing Mason.

    • Marty Cunningham | October 29, 2019 at 2:55 pm |

      Sorry, Lars, not Lance. And he hardly says much in the film, which adds to the menace. Also, one of the best homages (not a parody) to Rear Window is an episode of Castle, where Rick is laid up with a broken leg.

  3. In my top 5 all-time but I whiffed…If I might take moderate issue with the clue, I think they could have mentioned a more memorable (and/or more integral to the plot) “object of attention” besides the “scantily clad dancer” and still had a good, solid challenging clue–(I mean, it wasn’t like she was in her underwear–as I remember, with difficulty, she was wearing shorts and what looked like a very unrevealing bikini top). I remember her piano-playing/composing boyfriend more than her actually…How about Miss Lonelyhearts, the near suicidal middle-aged woman or even the ominous trunk that Thorwald ships off…Sour grapes? Maybe..

  4. Believe it or not Starz Encore Suspense Channel is showing “Rear Window” AT THIS MOMENT ( Tuesday 9:00-11:00 EST in Rochester NY) as part of a HITCHCOCK Marathon!!

  5. Actually just saw the most memorable scene with the “scantily clad dancer”–Jimmy Stewart’s (his character’s) detective buddy played by Wendell Corey is shown staring across the courtyard at her and Stewart remarks pointedly, “How’s your WIFE?”

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