Cary Grant

The Next Reel • Season 11 • Series: Black-and-White Cinematography of James Wong Howe / Cary Grant • Member Bonus Episode • Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House • Member Bonus

January 31, 2022

It’s our January member bonus episode! We’re talking about H.C. Potter’s 1948 film ‘Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House,’ which fills in a gap in both our Cary Grant and our Black and White Cinematography of James Wong Howe series. Check it out!

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June 25, 2020

Toward the end of Grant’s acting career, he had stopped playing the romantic interest, concerned how his age reflected in the on-screen relationships, particularly with younger women. After this point, he only played a romantic interest one last time, and it was opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade.

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North by Northwest

June 18, 2020

It’s the second in our Cary Grant series this week, and this time we’re heading straight up the Presidents’ noses as we follow Hitch and crew to Mt. Rushmore and beyond in the 1959 classic ‘North by Northwest’.

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Arsenic and Old Lace

June 11, 2020

Cary Grant knew Frank Capra was busy casting for his new film, an adaptation of the Broadway hit Arsenic and Old Lace, and he knew that Ronald Reagan and Jack Benny had both turned the lead role down, so he told Capra he was interested and available. Capra was thrilled, and they set to work.

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June 6, 2019

Does Notorious work better for us than Spellbound did? How are Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman as a couple? And does Claude Rains convincingly play a Nazi war criminal? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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The Philadelphia Story — Guest Steve Miner

November 1, 2016

This month in the Speakeasy, director Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later) joins us to talk about one of his favorites, George Cukor’s 1940 film The Philadelphia Story.

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The Bishop’s Wife

December 25, 2014

Happy holidays! It’s time for another Christmas movie pick to celebrate, and we’re jumping back to 1947 to talk about Henry Koster’s “The Bishop’s Wife.” Join us — Pete Wright and Andy Nelson — as we dive into this perennial classic starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young and David Niven.

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