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  • The Best and Worst of Cary Grant

    I've watched a couple of Grant films His Girl Friday and Notorius. Don't get all the hoopla. Strikes me as a pansy and little more. Name me his best and worst.
    "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
    -Maya Angelou

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    Exactly. I have the same problem with Humphrey Bogart. I watched these two films, Casablanca and The Falcon one, and they were boring. I don't get what all the talk is about.

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    • #3
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      Well, Bogart I get. Casablanca is one of my favs. But, yeah, I didn't care too much for The Maltese Falcon, although it's a 4 star film in every video guide. Dry as hell.
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        So far, I'm liking this thread.

        Great responses. I'm gonna keep my eye on both of you.
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        • #5
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          My faves:

          Cary Grant: The Philadelphia Story, North by Northwest, Arsenic and the Old Lace, To Catch a A Thief, Holiday
          Grant was not only a gifted comedian (esp. physical comedy since he grew up with circus performers) but also a great dramatic actor in Hitchcock's films.

          Humphrey Bogart: Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The African Queen, To Have and Have Not, Key Largo

          Bogart was a man's man in the time period.

          I'm baffled that you would find these films 'dry' or 'dull'. But then, I didn't grow up in a videogame age... oh wait, I DID.

          Shawna

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          • #6
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            I was kidding. Thought it was obvious.

            I should have used an emoticon.

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            • #7
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              His Girl Friday, for starters, was a 180 page script that ran 92 minutes. Rapier dialogue. Fantastic film. If you didn't like it, I can't help you.
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              • #8
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                Gunga Din
                The Awful Truth
                The Philadelphia Story
                North by Northwest
                My Favorite Wife
                To Catch a Thief
                Charade
                Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer
                The Bishop's Wife
                Father Goose
                Notorious
                Monkey Business
                Holiday
                His Hirl Friday

                No one who has only just seen their first Cary Grant films disses Cary Grant. I've killed people for less

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                • #9
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                  Best= all of Pen's list and throw in 'Mr Blandings Builds his Dream House, The Philadelphia Story, Penny Serenade An Affair to Remember.


                  Worst = The Pride and The Passion
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                  • #10
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                    Grant was an actor who could do it all from comedy to drama to action.

                    Best Comedy = Bringing Up Baby & His Girl Friday.

                    Best Drama = Only Angels have Wings

                    Best Action = North by North West

                    Best Romance = An Affair to Remember

                    Best Thriller = Charade

                    Best misc = The Bishop's Wife & Topper
                    Fortune favors the bold - Virgil

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                    • #11
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                      I'm glad somebody finally tossed CHARADE in there. I think that may have been the first Cary Grant film I ever saw, and I've been smitten since.
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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Deus Ex Machine
                        Best Comedy = Arsenic and Old Lace, His Girl Friday

                        Best Drama = Penny Serenade

                        Best Action = Gunga Din

                        Best Romance = To Catch a Thief, An Affair to Remember

                        Best Rom-Com = Philadelphia Story

                        Best Thriller = North by Northwest

                        Best Fairy Tale = The Bishop's Wife, Topper
                        I took the liberty of editing Deus' list to make it more accurate.
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                        • #13
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                          Fortune favors the bold - Virgil

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                          • #14
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                            Mr. Lucky.

                            Not my favorite, but a good one none the less. If anybody disagrees, I'll introduce you to my roll of dimes, you no good bottle and stopper!

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                            • #15
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                              Cary Grant:

                              Holiday
                              North By Northwest
                              To Catch a Thief


                              Bogie:
                              The Maltese Falcon
                              To Have and Have Not
                              Casablanca
                              Key Largo
                              Dark Passage
                              The Big Sleep
                              Treasue of the Sierra Madre
                              The African Queen

                              Love both these guys, and these are all great films, extremely well written. I can see someone younger not getting into them, but you can't discount the quality of the stories, acting, and writing that went into them.

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