Best Cary Grant Films???

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  1. Sra

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    Advice please on what you think are his best films.

    I want to get some as gifts but would value other people's opinions.


    Also, a very long time ago I remember seeing one of his comedies where I think he fell off a chair (??) - anyone know which one this might be ?( Sorry this is so vague - I was a child at the time !) I have been trying to remember for years -I just know I laughed such a lot watching this film.

    Thanks guys.

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    'North by Northwest' has to be in with a shout
     
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    As above 'North by Northwest' an absolute classic although it is not a comedy, and on the DVD I got the music soundtrack can be isolate. One of my favorite films. :smashin: :clap:

    'Charade ' is an other goodie of his it is a lighthearted thriller but seem to remember that the DVD quality was not up to much last time I read a review.
     
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    Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House
    Arsenic and old Lace
     
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    Bringing Up Baby - Fantastic :thumbsup:
     
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    North by Northwest
    Arsenic and old Lace
    Bringing up Baby
    Notorious
    To Catch a Thief
    Philadelphia Story

    don't know if her fell from a chair in either of them, Bringing Up Baby is however one of my all time favourite comedies.
     
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    Only Angels Have Wings- superb movie
     
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    That could be the one your looking for, as its a comedy, you should know it its the one with the leopard (baby) and some of its in a museum.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I think it's likely Holiday with Katherine Hepburn, which I think is the one of the best Cary Grant films and it's a comedy. He does some gymnastics in it - using his previous circus skills experience - including a scene where he lands on the floor after doing a back flip-flop with Hepburn standing on his shoulders (I believe they did the scene themselves, no stand-ins or doubles).
     
  10. Sra

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    Thanks all of you - it's hard to choose isn't it ?

    By sheer coincidence I was looking something up today on the IMDB and saw a message talking about the film where Cary Grant fell off a chair !!! I nearly fell off one myself as I have been wondering about this film for 30 years . This person thought it was called Awful truth so I shall have to get it now . Hope I still find it funny and I haven't merely built it up in my mind.

    Thanks again. :thumbsup:
     
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    Lol the best scene he ever did was when he was being assessed for drink driving by the police doctor!

    Doctor: 'Have you been drinking?'
    Thornhill: 'Doctor I am gassed!'

    Doc: 'I would now like permission to draw blood'
    Thornhill: 'How disgusting!'

    Surely Bringing Up Baby is up there too. I've got the R1 SE. Notorious is perhaps his best non-comedy role.

    Charade = new Criterion edition. Reviewed here
     
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    I think the best ones have all been mentioned:
    Bringing Up Baby
    Arsenic And Old Lace
    Charade
    North By North West

    A couple of others which spring to mind:
    To Catch A Thief (another Hitchcock I think)
    Another comedy (I can't remember the title) - he is a scientist who invents a "youth potion". I think Marilyn Monroe had a small part in this one.

    Another thing. Some one posted recently about a website which has public domain films which can be downloaded. I can't remember the address, but I noticed that they had Charade there.
     
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    Just followed the play.com link. The title I had forgotten was "Monkey Business". Another good film listed is "His Girl Friday". This was remade with Lemmon/Matthau (I think it was called "Hold The Front Page") and again with Burt Reynolds.
     
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    Best comedies are "Bringing Up Baby", "His Girl Friday" and "Arsenic And Old Lace". "North By Northwest" is probably his best "straight" film.
     
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    His Girl Friday - funniest
    Notorious - best straight performance

    Philladelphia Story (EDIT: 7.99 2 Disc at sendit.com) - just generally good. Interesting trivia - he gave his entire fee for this film to the british war effort (which he also did for Arsenic and Old Lace except to the US).

    Holiday is a brilliant film. Yes the gymnastics are superb. When Katherine Hepburn stands on his shoulders and they both tumble forward into a roll and finish on the floor sat behind each other - brilliant. Im pretty sure that was for real. He had a pretty Chaplin-esque childhood and was in some kind travelling circus/slapstick group.
     
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    I have a soft spot for "I was a Male War Bride" which I don't believe has been mentioned yet. Probably not his best movie but it was the first Cary Grant movie I saw and so ranks amongst his top five for me.
     
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    Glad you said that as Im sure they said he was a bit tight with his money in a documentary on the North By Northwest. Glad to here when it came to it he was generous. Good on you Cary :smashin:
     

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