Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise by Scott Eyman

Scott Eyman is back with a new biography and what might be the definitive portrait of Cary Grant in Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise. Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, and The Philadelphia Story are among the best romantic comedies of all time.  Grant’s four films for Alfred Hitchcock–Notorious, Suspicion, To Catch a Thief, North by Northwest–still hold up today.  The list of films go on and on, including Charade, the best film that Hitchcock…

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The Philadelphia Story: An All-Time Screwball Classic

George Cukor teams up with Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart in the classic romantic comedy, The Philadelphia Story. Grant, Hepburn, and Stewart are three of the biggest screen legends of all time.  In fact, Stewart won an Oscar for Best Actor.  This is in part because of Stewart losing for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington one year earlier.  Donald Ogden Stewart picked up an Oscar for his screenplay.  In addition to the two…

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To Catch a Thief: Paramount Presents a 4K Scan

To Catch a Thief teams up Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 thriller about a reformed jewel thief attempting to clear his name. John Robie (Cary Grant) is “The Cat,” a reformed jewel thief.  Jewels have been stolen from the many luxurious hotels in the French Riviera as the film starts.  Naturally, people suspect Robie given his former past time.  He insists that he’s innocent.  Robie gets his chance when he meets…

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North by Northwest: My Favorite Hitchcock Film

With a climax at Mount Rushmore, Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest is easily one of the director’s best films of all time. In an alternate universe, advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) could have been portrayed by Jimmy Stewart.  Film audiences should certainly be grateful that Grant got the part instead.  It’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role to be honest.  Grant’s manners are also perfect for the role, too. Where do we…

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His Girl Friday kicks off Rom Com Fest 2019

Newspaper screwball comedy His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, remains one of the funniest comedy films of all time. The Morning Post editor Walter Burns (Cary Grant) learns early on that ex-wife and reporter, Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell), is set to marry Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy).  He’s not happy about their eventual move to Albany, N.Y.  Naturally, Walter does everything he can to prevent this from happening.  Thus, the comedy hijinks ensue.…

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Charade: A Hitchcock-Esque Film

Charade is able to successfully transcend the romance, comedy, and suspense thriller genres because of the cast, screenplay, and score. I’m spending my Saturday night by honoring the memory of one of the last filmmakers of Hollywood’s Golden Age.  The filmmaker is Stanley Donen and while he gave us Singin’ in the Rain, one can’t go wrong with Charade.  To say that they don’t make films like these anymore certainly would not be an understatement. …

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