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…

Mr. Lucky (1943)

Joe Adams (Cary Grant) is a gambling ship owner, willing to do just about anything to make a quick buck. He’s about to sail off to Havana when he and his business partner Zepp (Paul Stewart) receive draft notices. War is coming, and men are needed to fight. But Joe’s not interested, believing he’s done…

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…

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:…

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…

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…

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.…

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…