"The Man Who Wasn't There," a 3-D turkey about a minor-league statesman who disappears in Washington, has already done a vanishing act of its own at area theaters. Still, the film did have its share of shots of Washington's monuments and chase scenes on D.C. streets, making it the latest in a line of films stretching from "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" to such faux paws as "Werewolf of Washington." If you think you can recognize our old home town by way of Tinseltown, try this quiz for size.

1. Sci-fi aficionados recall 1951's "The Day the Earth Stood Still," when a Martian escapes from hospital and rents a place at 14th and Harvard streets NW to be near the female lead. Who was she?

a. Lee Remick.

b. Jean Parker.

c. Patricia Neal.

d. Linda Darnell.

2. Susan Sarandon, as a wartime Washington secretary, takes time out from a steamy romance to lunch at Sholls Cafeteria, 1433 K Street NW, even though the eatery didn't open till after The Big One. Luray Caverns also stood in for Grecian caves in this potboiler. Can you name it?

a. "The Other Side of Midnight."

b. "Our Blushing Brides."

c. "Love Nest."

d. "Our Very Own."

3. Max Von Sydow strolled across Memorial Bridge in "Three Days of the Condor," based on a novel by Washingtonian Jim Grady. But who had the main role in this tale of CIA dirty tricks?

a. Cliff Robertson.

b. Robert Redford.

c. John Houseman.

d. Paul Newman.

4. All those "Airport" disasters ('70, '75, '77) take off from Dulles Airport. Can you name the only performer who was in all three?

a. Helen Hayes.

b. Dean Martin.

c. George Kennedy.

d. Maureen Stapleton.

5. In the 1962 film "Advise and Consent," what director kept a party full of senators and socialites locked in the Washington International School till he'd finished shooting a party scene?

a. Alan J. Pakula.

b. Otto Preminger.

c. Sidney Lumet.

d. Frank McDonald.

6. Jill Clayburgh's performance as the first female Supreme Court justice in "First Monday in October" coincided with President Reagan's appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor in 1981. The clash between Clayburgh and Walter Matthau came in a court case over:

a. Libel.

b. Right to Life.

c. Freedom of information.

d. The First Amendment.

7. More than a hundred feature films, made-for-TV movies and sitcoms have used local landmarks for stock shots. But few of the hundreds have dared to blast the marble. But the Washington Monument was split down the middle and the Capitol topped off in which of the following films?

a. "Logan's Run."

b. "The Day the Earth Stood Still."

c. "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers."

d. "Earth Dies Screaming."

8. Jason Robards won an Oscar for his role in "All the President's Men," for which The Washington Post newsroom was recreated on soundstages. In what other Robards film did both water (the Potomac) and a newsroom (The Washington Star's) figure?

a. "Houseboat."

b. "Raise the Titanic!"

c. "The President Vanishes."

d. "Being There."

Quiz Answers:

Here are the answers to the quiz on page 30.

1. c, Patricia Neal.

2. a, "The Other Side of Midnight."

3. b, Robert Redford.

4. c, George Kennedy.

5. b, Otto Preminger.

6. d, The First Amendment.

7. c, "Earth vs. the Flying Saucers."

8. b, "Raise the Titanic!"