His film resume includes some of hollywoods best films such as alfred hitchcocks notorious 1946 to the comedy his girl friday 1940. Cary grant discovered happiness later in life after. The cary grant classic the bishops wife is a delightful film thats full of christmas cheer. As if the dashing and handsome cary grant could be any more wonderful. Cary grant almost played george and 15 other surprising facts photos heres some trivia you may not have known about the classic frank capra film. The film is a romantic comedy that tells of a man who has risen from humble beginnings only to be torn between his freethinking lifestyle and the tradition of his wealthy fiancees family. Cary grant is often noted as one of the best and most attractive actors of alltime. It was christmas time many years ago, late at night, i was cruising the channels one last time before retiring for the night. Christmas has come to represent different things to people over the years, and the movies here reflect that in kind. But out of all of that, cary grant said his best production was his daughter jennifer.
Cary grant and katharine hepburn holiday is a 1938 american romantic comedy film directed by george cukor, a remake of the 1930 film of the same name. People will talk is a 1951 romantic comedydrama film directed by joseph l. The holiday reference in the movie title is actually a reference to the holiday that cary grant s and doris nolans characters were on when they first met. With cary grant, loretta young, david niven, monty woolley. On the eve of divorce and the christmas holidays, cary grant and irene dunne reconsider their troubled marriage when they receive a phone call that restores their faith and love. Cary grant is stellar, loretta young and david niven are wonderful. A single oneside disc featuring the original 1938 blackand white film. Biographers morecambe and stirling believe that cary grant was the greatest leading man hollywood had ever known. Cary grant was a persnickety perfectionist on the set and this clashed with. Penny serenade is a 1941 american melodrama film directed by george stevens and starring irene dunne and cary grant as loving couple who must overcome adversity to keep their marriage and raise a child.
He has worked in several successful movies like the awful truth 1937, bringing up baby 1938, only angels have wings 1939, his girl friday 1940, the philadelphia story 1940, arsenic and old lace. Zanuck from a screenplay by mankiewicz, based on the german play by curt goetz, which had been made into a movie in germany doctor praetorius, 1950. Once told by an interviewer, everybody would like to be cary grant, grant is said to have replied, so would i. Cary grant in one of my favorite christmas movies of all. Watch the bishops wife and then watch the shop around the corner with jimmy stewart and dennis morgan. An angel cary grant arrives, but his guidance isnt about fundraising. Cary grants christmas lullaby comet over hollywood. On the other hand, cary grant is very charming and handsome in an affair to remember. I discovered this wonderful movie quite by accident. In name only is a 1939 romantic film starring cary grant, carole lombard and kay francis, directed by john cromwell. Released by twentieth century fox, the film stars cary grant and jeanne crain, with supporting performances by hume cronyn, finlay. Jun 6, 20 cary grant in one of my favorite christmas movies of all time the bishops wife.
A new documentary reworks the memoir of bowers, who boasts he paired cary grant with rock hudson and katharine hepburn with 150 brunettes and slept with so many actors he didnt have time to. The bishops wife with cary grant and loretta young. Cary grant was born archibald alexander leach on january 18, 1904 in horfield, bristol, england, to elsie maria kingdon and elias james leach, who worked in a factory. From home alone and elf to classics like miracle on 34th street, weve made our list of great holiday films and checked it at least twice. A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. The plot is about an angel who helps a bishop with his problems. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and. I do not like cary grant s tan, the forced issue of deborah kerrs accident, nor grant s not being informed of said accident. Grant was nominated for the academy award for best actor for his performance. It was based on the 1935 novel memory of love by bessie breuer. Its a charming quieter christmas movie about love and the lesson that what we think we want is not necessarily what we need. The bishops wife 1947 great christmas movie cary grant. However, the message of the film certainly fits in with the holiday season.
A few days ago, marja submitted the following comment asking for different holiday movies suggestions. Cary grant stars an angel that helps a bishop and his wife out during christmas in this 1947 movie. Speaking of christmas angels, cary grant takes a turn as one named dudley in this marvelous film about a bishop, played by david niven, who is overly obsessed with building a great cathedral and. At a remote south american trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots lives in order to win an important contract. Ironically, i showed this film to my twelve year old great niece today for the first time. From babes in toyland to its a wonderful life, youll want to watch these classic christmas movies all december long. A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancees eccentric sister and longsuffering brother.
Katharine hepburn managed to temporarily defray her box office poison onus when holiday proved to be a success. With these tendencies and antecedents, its perhaps unsurprising that one of the few domestic comedies i find relatable is christmas in connecticut 1945, starring barbara stanwyck as elizabeth lane, a food writer who cant cook. Actor cary grant family photos with wife, son, daughter jennifer, mother goose, wives duration. The publisher of her magazine sydney greenstreet wants to please a hero who craves good eating and satisfy. Cary grant is a britishamerican actor who started his career with the movie this is the night 1932. Now, to all you nice boys and girls out there, we present the 50 best christmas movies ever.
Ten things you did not know about the bishops wife my. His early years in bristol would have been an ordinary. A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan. She would only hold back such information in a movie script, it never feels realistic or grounded. Cary grant found fame as one of hollywoods most soughtafter leading men, but behind closed doors, the dashing actor struggled with his shocking past. One of the best christmas movies an angel cary grant helps a bishop repair his cathedral and his marriage.
A struggling bishop whos working to build a new cathedral gets the surprise of his life when he. The bishops wife, also known as cary and the bishops wife, is a 1947 samuel goldwyn romantic comedy feature film directed by henry koster and starring cary grant, loretta young, and david niven. Get in the mood for the holidays with these classic black and white christmas movies. I think a great idea for the coming month would be a post on wonderful christmas holiday movies and tv shows like you, i really enjoy the old black and white movies. No copyright infringement intended columbia 44377 recorded in october of 1967 for release that christmas, this was cary grant s only. Old hollywood stars and christmas part cary grant and loretta young, clara bow, boris karloff and ginger rogers, myrna loy. The fictional town it is based in, bridgefield, connecticut, is based on the town of ridgefield, connecticut. See who they starred with and what they are working on now. An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. This littleknown darling song is a mustlisten, filled with the magic and nostalgia of christmases gone by. Working against the bishops wife at both the box office and in the oscar race was another movie destined to become a christmas classic. Schickel stated that there are very few stars who achieve the magnitude of cary grant, art of a very high and subtle order, and thought that he was the best star actor there ever was in the movies. With katharine hepburn, cary grant, doris nolan, lew ayres.554 1485 558 1384 399 1362 422 1581 708 316 1421 1015 729 1273 1210 1090 559 963 893 1336 1199 121 994 875 774 11 6 1290 1341 239 1059 145 431 628 1402 911