Collector’s Corner: Collecting Cary Grant

It’s a well known fact ’round here that Cary Grant is one of my favorite actors. For this week’s Collector’s Corner, I’ll be taking a look at all of the Cary-related things I’ve collected over the years, and sharing my most-wanted list of Cary films to add to my shelf! Cary Books/Mags I own just one Cary Grant magazine cover: the July 26, 1966 issue … Continue reading Collector’s Corner: Collecting Cary Grant

Second Looks: That Touch of Mink (1962)

Cathy Timberlake (Doris Day) isn’t having the best day. Struggling to find a job, she is headed to the unemployment office to pick up a check when she’s nearly smushed flat by a passing limousine. She survives, but her outfit doesn’t, splattered with mud. Philip Shayne (Cary Grant), the man in the limo, later spots Cathy from his office window and sends one of his … Continue reading Second Looks: That Touch of Mink (1962)

TMP Reads: Good Stuff by Jennifer Grant

Much has been written about Cary Grant, one of the best-known names and most beloved actors of the golden Hollywood era. Biographies, blog posts, articles, magazine covers, tributes… his life and his films have been studied with equal fervor. But none of these celebrations or analyses are quite as special as Jennifer Grant’s Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant. Those looking for … Continue reading TMP Reads: Good Stuff by Jennifer Grant

Favorite things about… The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

The Favorite Film: The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, a 1947 romantic comedy directed by Irving Reis The Synopsis: Dick Nugent is a famous artist, almost as famous for his courtroom visits and romantic exploits as he is for his art itself. After a morning in court for inciting a fight between two women at a club, Dick visits a local high school to speak to … Continue reading Favorite things about… The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

Two films, one tale: Walk, Don’t Run (1966)

Yesterday, “Two films, one tale” took a look at The More the Merrier, the 1943 film about a woman who winds up sharing her apartment with two men after placing an advertisement looking for a roommate — her patriotic contribution to the war-induced housing shortage in Washington, D.C. Today, we’ll be looking at the second of the two films that share this tale: Walk, Don’t … Continue reading Two films, one tale: Walk, Don’t Run (1966)

Eight Days of Christmas: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

I must confess: I’m kind of recycling an idea here. This is not my first time writing about The Bishop’s Wife. I did a “Favorite things about…” post for this film just last year on Christmas day. But when I decided to bring back Eight Days of Christmas, I couldn’t help including a re-watch review of the film — it’s one of my favorite Christmas … Continue reading Eight Days of Christmas: The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

One year, one film: 1946 – Notorious

One year, one film: 1946 The film:  Notorious, dir. Alfred Hitchcock starring Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE What can I say about Notorious that hasn’t already been said? It’s Hitchcock. It’s Cary Grant. It’s Ingrid Bergman. It’s Claude Rains. It’s everything. All at once suspenseful and romantic, Notorious spins a tangled web of espionage and betrayal, scripted by the … Continue reading One year, one film: 1946 – Notorious

One year, one film: 1942 – The Talk of the Town

The film: The Talk of the Town, dir. George Stevens starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE Cary Grant is a TMP favorite, and 1942’s The Talk of the Town is one of my favorite pictures from Cary’s filmography. He stars as Leopold Dilg, a man accused of arson. Sure he’ll be convicted, he decides to make an escape. … Continue reading One year, one film: 1942 – The Talk of the Town

One year, one film: 1937 – Topper

One year, one film: 1937 The film: Topper, dir. Norman Z. McLeod starring Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, Billie Burke Rating: Recommended | Highly Recommended | MUST-SEE It’s a well-known fact here on TMP that I adore Cary Grant. He’s one of my absolute favorite actors and tops my list of classic Hollywood crushes. Topper was one of the first Cary Grant films that I fell … Continue reading One year, one film: 1937 – Topper