Tagged: cary grant


Scott’s Movie Journal #5

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (George C. Wolfe, 2020) (first view) Wolfe – a highly-accomplished and renowned theatre director – brings his stage background to bear in helping fill each minor role with real life, not letting the film scapegoat anybody....


Scott’s Movie Journal #3

In Name Only (John Cromwell, 1939) (first view) If anyone told me there was a 30s movie with Carole Lombard, Cary Grant, and Kay Francis, my first guess wouldn’t necessarily be a life-and-death melodrama, but here we are. Everyone is...


Monday Movie: Arsenic and Old Lace, by David Bax

When you think of Frank Capra, you probably think of many things, mostly big and emotional ones, but you don’t think of subtlety. That certainly holds true for his 1944 adaptation of the popular stage play Arsenic and Old Lace (actually filmed...


4. Cary Grant

Cary Grant NORTH BY NORTHWEST, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, NOTORIOUS, BRINGING UP BABY, SUSPICION, HIS GIRL FRIDAY, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE As he famously told Newsweek in 1990, “Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.”...

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