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Gunga Din

February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

This isn’t my favorite Cary Grant film. I’m not an action movie guy. I’m not a war movie guy. Calvary charges and close combat are great but I’ve seen enough of it. I’m a dialogue guy – the wittier and the crisper the better. This isn’t my favorite Cary Grant film but it is a […]

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Monkey Business

January 27th, 2013 · No Comments

Considering I had a brush with mortality on Friday and was in pain for much of Saturday and still a little bit of discomfort waking up Sunday morning, I needed something light to watch. Monkey Business is light. It’s frothy. It’s silly and sometimes downright stupid. It was perfect for what I needed. Grant plays […]

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Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

January 21st, 2013 · No Comments

This is a straight-up comedy. No screw-ball. Just Cary Grant perfectly paired with the flawless Myrna Loy escaping their New York City-small apartment with their two children for the bucolic paradise of Connecticut. It’s a pretty straight-forward story remade 80s style into The Money Pit and something recent I’ve not seen called Are We Done Yet? A […]

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Charade (1963)

January 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Grant’s third from last movie, Charade has been called the best Alfred Hitchcock film not made by Alfred Hitchcock. It left me amused and entertained but I wish Hitchcock himself would have made it. I felt like the tension was being left out of all the scenes way too early. In this film, two of […]

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I Was A Male War Bridge (1949)

January 19th, 2013 · No Comments

This movie was huge when it came out. It’s the film that dared to put Cary Grant in drag. And Cary Grant went along with it. Even with ‘gay’ rumors out and about. It’s a screwball comedy and it quite good but doesn’t have the kinetic energy I expect from those films (those expectations set […]

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People Will Talk (1951)

January 19th, 2013 · No Comments

This film opened with wonderful promise. Margaret Hamilton and Hume Cronyn open the film in a wonderful back in forth over Dr. Noah Praetorius (Cary Grant). But this film couldn’t decide if it was melodrama, medical procedural, political testament  mystery, sermon or screw ball comedy.  Grant seems to be making three or four different movies all with a […]

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