Showing posts with label Alexis Smith. Show all posts
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Sunday, July 2, 2023

Night and Day (1946)

      "...the score of Night and Day, a radiant web woven tight of Cole Porter's melodies..."

With Monty Woolley and Jane Wyman (The film was released both in Black and White and Colourised).

Night and Day - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):

"In Hollywood they are acclaiming the twentieth anniversary of the talkies.  The Warners with a proprietary interest in the event have designated Night and Day, their motion picture biography of Cole Porter, as the anniversary film.  If they planned to celebrate some of the incredible inanities that have been perpetrated in the name of talk during the past two decades, they could not have chosen a better film with which to do it.  But the sound track was designed to carry a load of music as well as words, and it must be admitted that the score of Night and Day, a radiant web woven tight of Cole Porter's melodies, makes it seem well worth having struggled through the first twenty years."

Theatre Arts Magazine

New Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36 -
Number  48 - Night and Day(Lobby Card Style)

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Quote From Today... Night and Day (1946)

    "Thanks for all the flowers."

With Monty Woolley.

Night and Day was Cary Grant's 48th full length feature film.

Cole Porter: Thanks for all the flowers.

Monty Woolley: Yes, one can only send them to a man when he's flat on his back.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

On This Day...Night and Day(1946) and An Affair to Remember(1957)

Two of Cary Grant's films were released on this date...11 years apart.

Night and Day was Cary Grant's 48th full length feature film and, An Affair to Remember was his 62nd.

Night and Day (1946)

Grant plays Cole Porter in this bio-pic, celebrating not only Porter's music but also the 20th anniversary of "Talking Pictures".

Grant appeared alongside Alexis Smith as Linda Lee Porter.

For Warner Brothers big anniversary film, most reviews seemed to agree that it was the music that was the main attraction.

The Commonweal wrote - "Cary Grant so underplaying the role that he's always Cary Grant."

Monty Wolley, pictured above with Grant, played himself as he was a very close friend of Cole Porter and went to Yale together. He later became his advisor.

Songs included, "What Is This Thing Called Love?," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Begin the Beguine," and "I Get a Kick Out of You."

Lobby Cards:

Directed by Michael Curtiz.
Produced and distributed by Warner Bros., Inc.
Running time: 132 minutes

An Affair to Remember (1957)

Cary Grant stars alongside Deborah Kerr, in their 2nd film together, in a remake of  Love Affair (1939), which starred Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer.

Grant plays bachelor, Nickie Ferrante. Whilst returning to New York via Naples, to marry a wealthy heiress, he meets Terry McKay (Kerr) who is also returning to her partner.

Time commented - "Only sensitive acting by Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant saves this saccharine trifle from suffocating in its sentimental wrapping." - Bit harsh!!

With Deborah Kerr and Cathleen Nesbitt.

"To bring back to the screen within twenty years an enormously appealing picture subject, and cause it to appear as effective, if not even better than the original, is a true achievement in film-making.
Leo McCarey...has accomplished this both movingly and impressively...". - Los Angeles Times.

Lobby Cards:

Directed by Leo McCarey.
Distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Running time: 114 minutes.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Leading Ladies...Part 3

So that brings us to those actresses who appeared only on screen once with Cary Grant.

Adrienne Ames
Sinners in the Sun (1932)

Tallulah Bankhead
Devil and the Deep (1932)

Ethel Barrymore
None But The Lonely Heart (1944)

Constance Bennett
Topper (1937)

Janet Blair
Once Upon a Time (1944)

Mary Brian
The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (1937)

"He was the most fun and the most romantic man I've ever known."

Leslie Caron

Father Goose (1964)

"Cary liked women who had a distinction and a certain education about them."

Jeanne Crain
People Will Talk (1951)

Also appeared on the radio, Jan 25th, 1954, in People Will Talk.

Doris Day
That Touch of Mink (1962)

Laraine Day
Mr. Lucky (1943)

Also appeared on the radio, Oct 18th, 1943, in Mr. Lucky.

Marlene Dietrich
Blonde Venus (1932)

Lily Damita
This Is The Night (1932)

Frances Drake
Ladies Should Listen (1934)

Samantha Eggar
Walk, Don't Run (1966)

Faye Emerson
Destination Tokyo (1944) The only credited actress in the cast.

Frances Farmer
The Toast of New York (1937)

Jean Harlow
Suzy (1936)

Rita Hayworth
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Charlotte Henry
Alice in Wonderland (1933)

Audrey Hepburn

Charade (1963)

"Working with him was a joy. There was something special, which was quite undefinable, about Cary. He was a quiet man basically, for someone who dealt in comedy, and yet very much to the point."

Benita Hume
Gambling Ship (1933)

Grace Kelly

To Catch a Thief (1955)

"Everyone grows old, except Cary Grant."

"Grace was astonishing. When you played a scene with her, she really listened. She was right there with you. She was Buddha-like in her concentration. She was like Garbo in that respect." - Cary Grant

Elissa Landi
Enter Madame! (1935)

Priscilla Lane
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Helen Mack
Kiss and Make Up (1934)

Jayne Mansfield
Kiss Them From Me (1957)

Gertrude Michael
The Last Outpost (1935)

Grace Moore
When You're in Love (1937)

Also appeared on the radio, March 8th, 1937, in Madame Butterfly.

Marilyn Monroe

Monkey Business (1952)

"She seemed very shy, and I remember that when the studio workers would whistle at her, it seemed to embarrass her." - Cary Grant

Joan O'Brien
Operation Petticoat (1959)

Suzy Parker
Kiss Them From Me (1955)

Paula Raymond
Crisis (1950)

Rosalind Russell
His Girl Friday (1940)

Eva Marie Saint

North By Northwest (1959)

"Other men wear suits. But with other men, there'sthe man and then there's the suit on him. That didn't happen to Cary Grant. For him, style was like a skin."

Martha Scott

The Howards of Virginia (1940)

"He was conscious of his body movement, like a dancer. It was wonderful to watch."

Jean Simmons
The Grass is Greener (1961)

Alexis Smith

Night and Day (1946)

"There was such an intense quality and focus about his work...He was mesmerizing and very exciting."

Shirley Temple
The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer (1947)

Also appeared on the radio, June 13th, 1949, in The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer.

Thelma Todd
This is the Night (1932)

Jane Wyman
Night and Day (1946)