Thursday, August 13, 2009

Theater Thursday

This week's Theater Thursday is going to be a little bit different. If you haven't caught it in an early post, I am a huge fan ofold movies. I know that a lot of them are cheesy and corny but I love them. Now, with loving old movies I've become very familiar withCary Grant
He is by far my favorite male actor ever. Wasn't he gorgeous? I think so! I wish there were more guys out there like him. His manners seemed impeccable and don't even get me started on his amazing sense of humor.
Anyways, with that being said this week is dedicated to him. So without further ado these are my favorite Cary Grant films. Enjoy!
The first being: Indiscreet
Indiscreet co-stars Ingrid Bergman and was made in 1958 with a lovely back drop of London, England. Anna (Bergman) is a well known actress who is casually introduced to Phillip (Grant) a diplomat to the United Nations. They are both immediatly attracted to each other and have instant chemistry. At the end of their first meeting Phillip breaks the news to Anna that he is married. From there, they must decide how involved they want to become.
The Second Film: The Bachelor & The Bobby Soxer
Grant's big name co-star in this film is Shirley Temple. The Bachelor & The Bobby-Soxer was made in 1947. Grant plays an american painter who volunteers to lecture at a local high school for the day. Among the students is Susan (Temple) who instantly becomes infatuated with him. She devises a plan to hang out with him and become his girl friend must to his dismay and displeasure. 
The Third Film: That Touch of Mink 
That Touch of Mink co-stars Doris Day, was made in 1962 and was filmed in New York City. Cathy (Day) is a career minded woman out looking for a job. Phillip Shayne is a very successful business man (think the 1960's version of Trump). One morning on Cathy's way to a job interview her dress gets splashed with rain water by Mr. Shyne's Rolls Royce. Feeling guilty he tasks out his assistant to find the woman and offer to pay for her dry cleaning. By the end of the day gotten more than he bargained for. 

If you haven't seen any of these films or you've just missed out on 1, I highly recommend you go out and get it or netflix it. These are great!

10 comments:

MG said...

I love Carey Grant, especially in Arsnic and Old Lace!

rena said...

Old movies - love. Cary Grant - love! He is by far, my fav actor from back in the day. I haven't seen any of these movies but will def check them out. One of my favs of his, of course, "An Affair to Remember"

JenellyBean said...

Wow these are old!

They sound interesting though.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

I like some old movies too.

JG said...

The only Cary Grant movie I've never seen is That Touch of Mink. I love him in everything, though! People today don't have near enough appreciation for old movies. Glad to meet another Grant fan!

jenn said...

never seen these -- but, you have sparked my interest!!

have a great thursday!

The Queen of Clearance said...

Im not a fan of older movies..ekk. But I always want to be, I can just never get through them....actually I do own and watch the old Shirley Temple movies...but how can you not love that little girl? lol

Katie said...

call me weird, but I just can't watch old movies. haha

bss said...

I love old movies! Audrey Hepburn and Sidney Poitier are two of my faves! thanks for sharing, :o)

Thomas said...

North by Northwest is not merely my favorite Cary Grant movie, it is my favorite movie period.