"Surely it didn't take you twelve years to make up your mind!"
Friday, September 2, 2022
People Will Talk was Cary Grant's 56th full length feature film.
Doctor Noah Praetorius: How old were you when you learned to walk?
Arthur Higgins: I could get around alright at four.
Doctor Noah Praetorius: And how old were you when you left the farm?
Arthur Higgins: Sixteen.
Doctor Noah Praetorius: Surely it didn't take you twelve years to make up your mind!
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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
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
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