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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

On This Day...I Was A Male War Bride(1949) and People Will Talk(1951)

Today's date sees the release of Cary Grant's 54th and 56th full length feature films, I Was A Male War Bride and People Will Talk.

I Was A Male War Bride (1949):

Cary Grant plays suave French captain Henri Rochard.

Ann Sheridan co-stars as his assistant, Lt. Catherine Gates, who shares in their love-hate relationship!

"...Under Howard Hawks's direction, the end product is one of the most sparklingly original comedies of the year." - Newsweek

"Cary Grant is a past master at playing the handsome he-man thrown for a loss by a difficult dame or an undignified situation." - Scholastic Magazine

"...Cary Grant, as the French captain, and Ann Sheridan, as the WAC who married him, put their all into the fun and manage to keep things moving at a fast pace." - Philip T. Hartung, The Commonweal

With Ann Sheridan.

Although only appearing in the closing scenes, Cary Grant in his horse tail wig and WAC uniform has become the iconic image of the film.


Captain Henri Rochard           Cary Grant
Lt. Catherine Gates                 Ann Sheridan
Captain Jack Rumsey             William Neff
Tony Jowitt                             Eugene Gericke
WACS                                    Marion Marshall, Randy Stuart
Innkeeper's Assistant              Ruben Wendorf
Waiter                                     Lester Sharpe
Seaman                                   Ken Tobey
Lieutenant                               Robert Stevenson
Bartender                                Alfred Linder
Chaplain                                 David McMahon
Shore Patrol                            Joe Haworth
Trumble                                  John Whitney
Sergeants                                William Pullen, William Self
Shore Patrol                            John Zilly
Sergeant                                  Bill Murphy

On location.

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Directed by Howard Hawks.
Distributed by 20th Century-Fox.
Running time: 105 minutes.

People Will Talk (1951):

Cary Grant plays Dr. Noah Praetorius, a doctor with a mysterious background who comes under investigation.

Jeanne Crain plays a patient who is treated by Dr. Praetorius, after attempting suicide. She eventually marries the doctor, but is unsure of his motives.

With Finlay Currie and friends.

"We've no space to go into particulars - to discuss the inventiveness and skill of Mr. Mankiewicz' story telling, the cleverness of his people's talk or the arch humor of his expose.
Neither can we do more than mention the delightfulness and the good sense of the performance of Cary Grant as the professor, of Jeanne Crain as the troubled girl, of Finlay Currie as the mysterious companion and of Hume Cronyn, Walter Slezak, and many more.
All we can say is that a picture so mature and refreshingly frank as to hold that an erring young woman might be rewarded  with a wise and loving mate is most certainly a significant milestone in the moral emancipation of American film, not to mention an unexpected portent to greet an eager reviewer on his return.
People Will Talk should foment chatter, but that should be all to the good."
- The New York Times.

With Julia Dean and Katherine Locke.

"And once again, Hollywood's ranking "genius" - the only man to win four Academy Awards in two years - has something to say and says it frankly and funnily.
The film, which has a three-way plot, concentrates on one of the strangest and most adult love affairs ever to emerge from Hollywood...Grant...turns in one of the most intelligent performances of his nineteen-year Hollywood career." - News Week

"Cary Grant is excellent as Praetorious..." - Ann Helming, Hollywood Citizen-News.

With Jeanne Crain, Walter Slezak and Sidney Blackmer.

With Jeanne Crain.


Dr. Noah Praetorius         Cary Grant
Annabel Higgins             Jeanne Crain
Shunderson                      Finley Currie
Prof. Elwell                     Hume Cronyn
Prof. Barker                    Walter Slezak
Arthur Higgins                Sidney Blackmer
Dean Lyman Brockwell  Basil Ruysdael
Miss James                      Katherine Locke
John Higgins                   Will Wright
Miss Pickett                     Margaret Hamilton
Mrs. Pegwhistle               Esther Somers
Technician                       Carleton Young
Business Manager            Larry Dobkin
Nurse                               Jo Gilbert
Dietician                          Ann Morrison
Old Lady                         Julia Dean
Secretary                          Gail Bonney
Student Manager             William Klein
Haskins                            George Offerman
Mabel                               Adele Longmire
Coonan                            Billy House
Photographer                   Al Murphy
Toy Salesman                  Parley Baer
Cook                                Irene Seidner
Gussie                              Joyce MacKenzie
Night Matron                   Maude Wallack
Bella                                Kay Lavelle
Doctor                              Ray Montgomery
Students                           Paul Lees, Wm. Mauch, Leon Taylor

You can look at this two ways!!

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Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Distributed by 20th Century-Fox.
Running time: 109 minutes.
Based on the play "Dr. Praetorius" by Curt Goetz.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

On This Day...Crisis (1950)

Crisis was Cary Grant's 55th full length feature film.

Grant plays a famous brain surgeon who, along with his wife, is kidnapped.
He is told to operate on a sick dictator, Raoul Farrago, played by Jose Ferrer.
The good doctor is then told he must kill Farrago, whilst on the operating table!

With Paula Raymond.

With Paula Raymond and Jose Ferrer.

"Crisis is a bold piece of movie adventuring...Grant is more brittle and more diamond-brilliant than before as the enlightened doctor. His sincerity in the story's guts is its premise for being believed." 
- The Mirror (Los Angeles)

With Jose Ferrer (Lying on the floor).

With Ramon Novarro, Paula Raymond and Leon Ames.


Dr. Eugene Ferguson                Cary Grant
Raoul Farrago                          Jose Ferrer
Helen Ferguson                        Paula Raymond
Senora Isabel Farrago              Signe Hasso
Col. Adragon                            Ramon Novarro
Gonzales                                  Gilbert Roland
Sam Proctor                             Leon Ames
Dr. Emilio Nierra                     Antonio Moreno
Rosa Aldana                            Teresa Celli
General Valdini                       Mario Siletti
Cariago                                   Vincente Gomez
Senor Magano                          Martin Garralaga
Father Del Puento                    Pedro de Cordoba
Senora Farrago                        Soledad Jimenez
Rubio                                       Jose Dominguez
Marco Aldana                          Robert Tafur
Luis                                          Maurice Jara

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Directed by Richard Brooks.
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
Running time: 95 minutes