Tag: Cary Grant

The Awful Truth

The Awful Truth is a classic 1937 movie starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. They team up in this comedy as husband and wife, about to get a divorce that neither of them really wants. Because the awful truth is that they still love each other. As they both begin dating prospective new mates, they interfere in each other’s plans to finalize the divorce and remarry. (‘cuz you know, they still love each other)The movie was nominated for best picture. This is a comedy, with a similar feel to the movie, My favorite Wife. In this clip, Irene Dunne is...

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Topper Cary Grant movie

  Topper is a feel-good movie with Cary Grant and Constance Bennet — a fun-loving couple that drive a little too fast, one last time and end up dead. But they aren’t really D&G (Dead and Gone) —  they’re still alive in the spirit form. Constance thinks she’s only suffered a run in her stocking, but then she realizes she’s suffered a little more.   I love the whole after-life scenario, since I believe in life after death and the thin veil that separates us.  I’ve read that you’ll see all your good deeds — how you affected other...

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“The Talk of the Town” Cary Grant and Jean Arthur

I love the old films. And Cary Grant is one of my favorites — this film has a comedy, intertwined with romance, philosophy and a little thriller action. “The Talk of the Town” is a black & white, 1942 film that is rather surprising. It opens with a murder suspect, Cary Grant, escaping from prison. Initially I thought I wouldn’t like it. But of course, he’s not guilty. Nonetheless, he hides out in the home of his childhood sweetheart, Jean Arthur. She has rented her home to law professor, Michael Lightcap, played by Ronald Coleman, who has no idea the fugitive...

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"The Grass is Greener" — Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum

The Grass is Greener is a 1960 film starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum. It was originally a play, performed in London’s West End and then adapted for film. The story opens with the Earl and Countess of Rhyall in their stately English mansion. Financial troubles have forced them to collect fees for tours of the estate, which brings the unwanted guest, Robert Mitchum into their private quarters. He’s a very forward American, filthy rich, and set on pursuing the Countess. The fourth character is Deborah Kerr’s best friend, Hattie, who would be more than glad to pick up the pieces with Cary Grant. Some people don’t get this film. It’s a movie probably more enjoyed by those who have been married, or are married, and have seen the ups and downs of married life. The story shows how quickly and how easily a woman can become entangled in a romance. But more than that, it shows that divorce needn’t be the first thought.  In fact, Cary Grant is the epitome of smooth — he brings Robert Mitchum right into his home, you know the saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The humor is delivered in one and two liners between the men, especially at the fishing scene. Cary Grant devises a scheme to win his woman back, not out of her guilt but...

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The Philadelphia Story — Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart

I love this 1940 film, where Katherine Hepburn plays the snooty-patooty socialite, Tracy Lord, who has thrown aside her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven, played by Cary Grant. As plans for the next marriage ensues, more fun arrives in the likes of reporters James Stewart and Ruth Hussey. Of course, Cary Grant makes his way back on stage, as wedding gifts begin to accumulate for Tracy’s next marriage. The movie has some interesting trivia. First of all, it was written as a play and based on Katherine Hepburn’s public image at the time. Then to make matters more interesting and socially snobby, billionaire Howard Hughes bought her the film rights. Now that’s a gift. And I guess she needed the help at that point in her career. She’d had a bad review in a previous play. At first, Katherine wanted Clark Gable and Spencer Tracey to play the roles of first husband, C.K. Dexter Haven and reporter, Mike Connor. But they were busy elsewhere. The film was directed by George Cukor and all the actors/actresses were a big hit. James Stewart got an Oscar for best actor. It was shot in eight weeks with no retakes. Cary Grant was given a choice of characters, and a big fee — $100,000 — all of which he donated to the British War Relief Fund. And Miss Hepburn’s career took a turn for...

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