Showing posts with label Cole Porter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cole Porter. Show all posts

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.