Cary Grant: Articles

Blake Edwards Movies: 'The Pink Panther' Director Best Handling Polished Comedies & Heavy Dramas

Blake Edwards: Director of the Pink Panther movies – and Julie Andrews' husband for more than four decades – was at his best handling polished comedies and a couple of dead serious dramas. Blake Edwards movies: Best known for slapstick fare, but at his best handling polished comedies and dramas […]

Raymond Massey: Abraham Lincoln & Boris Karloff + H.G. Wells

Raymond Massey. Raymond Massey movies: From Lincoln to Boris Karloff Though hardly remembered today, the Toronto-born Raymond Massey was a top supporting player – and sometime lead – in both British and American movies from the early '30s all the way to the early '60s. During that period, Massey was […]

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 […]

Cary Grant Movies: 'An Affair to Remember' No Credit for Blacklisted Screenwriter

Cary Grant movies: The new and improved Archibald Leach. Cary Grant movies: 'An Affair to Remember' does sentimental justice to its title Cary Grant excelled at playing Cary Grant. This evening, Dec. 8, '14, fans of the charming, sophisticated, debonair actor – not to be confused with the Bristol-born Archibald […]

Screwball Comedy Movies, Rare Screening of Epoch-Making Box Office Disaster

Screwball comedy movies, rare screenings of epic box office disaster: Library of Congress' Packard Theater in April 2014 (image: Cary Grant and Irene Dunne in 'The Awful Truth') In April 2014, the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia, will celebrate Hollywood screwball comedy movies, from the Marx […]

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott Marriages

Cary Grant and Randolph Scott marriages (See previous post: “Randolph Scott and Cary Grant: Gay Lovers?“) The English-born Cary Grant was married five times: Charles Chaplin's City Lights leading lady Virginia Cherrill (1934-1935), Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton (1942-1945), Grant's Every Girl Should Be Married and Room for One More co-star […]

Randolph Scott and Cary Grant: Gay Lovers?

Randolph Scott and Cary Grant: Gay lovers or good friends and roommates? (image: Cary Grant and Randolph Scott ca. 1933.) (See previous post: “Randolph Scott Movies: From Westerns to Cary Grant Comedy.”) Now, one suggestion: Do not believe those rumors about Randolph Scott and Cary Grant having been gay lovers. […]

Neva Patterson: 'An Affair to Remember' Actress & 'V' Miniseries Alien Collaborator Has Died

Neva Patterson ca. mid-1950s. Stage, television and film actress Neva Patterson is best remembered for playing Cary Grant's elegant ex-fiancée-to-be in Leo McCarey's 1957 romance classic An Affair to Remember. Later in life, Patterson was seen in a key role in the sci-fi TV miniseries V. Neva Patterson: 'An Affair […]

George Stevens Movies: 'The Talk of the Town,' 'Woman of the Year'

Cary Grant, Jean Arthur The Talk of the Town (top); Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn Woman of the Year (bottom) George Stevens' monthlong homage ends this evening on Turner Classic Movies. The screening films are the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical Swing Time (1936); three early 1940s comedies, Woman of the Year […]

White Couple with Black Child Movie 'Skin' + Phone Sex & Alfred Hitchcock AFI FEST

Sophie Okonedo as black daughter of white parents in Skin Winner of four audience awards, including at the AFI Dallas and Santa Barbara film festivals, Skin tells the factually inspired (and quite curious) story of Sandra Laing (Hotel Rwanda's 2005 Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo as an adult; Ella Ramangwane […]

Cary Grant Films: Average Debonair Man vs. the Vicissitudes of Life

Cary Grant, Myrna Loy in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (top); Cary Grant, Gail Patrick, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott in My Favorite Wife Cary Grant will have his “Summer Under the Stars” day on Sunday, Aug. 9. Turner Classic Movies will not present any Cary Grant rarities or little-seen […]

'Gunga Din' Movie 1939: Cary Grant & Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Adventure Classic

Gunga Din movie 1939: Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. George Stevens' rousingly politically incorrect – and for the most part much admired – action-adventure tale Gunga Din will have a special screening on Friday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and […]