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Cary Grant Films: From Hilarious 'War Bride' to Miscast Macho Aviator, Submarine Commander

Cary Grant in 'I Was a Male War Bride': Classic gender-bending comedy. Cary Grant films on TCM: Gender-bending comedy classic 'I Was a Male War Bride,' reactionary adventure flick 'Gunga Din' More Cary Grant films will be aired tonight, Dec. 15, '14, as Turner Classic Movies continues with its Star of the Month presentations. On TCM right now is the World War II action drama Destination Tokyo (1943), in which Grant finds himself aboard a U.S. submarine, alongside John Garfield, Dane Clark, Robert Hutton, and Tom Tully, among others. The behind-the-camera debut of screenwriter Delmer Daves (The Petrified Forest, Love Affair) – who, in the following decade, would direct a series of classy Westerns, e.g., 3:10 to Yuma, The Hanging […]


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Cary Grant Films: From Hilarious 'War Bride' to Miscast Macho Aviator, Submarine Commander



Honorary Award: Marlene Dietrich & Rita Hayworth Among Women 'Snubbed' by Academy

Honorary Award non-winner Marlene Dietrich. Honorary Award: Academy 'snubbed' Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich and dozens of other women (See previous post: “Honorary Oscars: Doris Day, Danielle Darrieux 'Snubbed.'”) A sizable chunk of part three of this three-part article about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Award bypassing women consists of a long, long – and for the most part quite prestigious – list of deceased women who, some way or other, have left their mark on the film world. Some of the names found below are still well known; others were huge in their day, but are now all but forgotten. Yet just because most people (and the media) suffer from long-term – and even […]


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Honorary Award: Marlene Dietrich & Rita Hayworth Among Women 'Snubbed' by Academy



'Mary Poppins' National Film Registry Addition: Well-Time Free Publicity for Disney Studios' 'Saving Mr. Banks'

Mary Poppins with Julie Andrews as the flying-umbrella-carrying, brat-rearing title character. As the Walt Disney Studios' Saving Mr. Banks adds about 2,000 North American theaters, the U.S. Library of Congress adds Mary Poppins to the National Film Registry, resulting in some always welcome free publicity for all involved. The story of how Mary Poppins got to become one of the Walt Disney Studios' biggest box office hits ever, Saving Mr. Banks stars Tom Hanks as Disney and Emma Thompson as Mary Poppins creator P.L. Travers (née Helen Lyndon Goff). Directed by John Lee Hancock, Saving Mr. Banks was written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Free publicity for 'Saving Mr. Banks' courtesy of U.S. Library of Congress: 'Mary Poppins' among […]


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'Mary Poppins' National Film Registry Addition: Well-Time Free Publicity for Disney Studios' 'Saving Mr. Banks'