"Grant’s performance is just about flawless."
|With Sophia Loren.|
Houseboat - Review is taken from 'The Films of Cary Grant' by Donald Deschner (1973):
“Grant’s performance is just about flawless. With sure artistry, he seems unconscious of the farcical nature of the ridiculous events that overwhelm him. Everything he does is made poignant by the worries of a man wounded by the repudiation of his children. Slowly he learns to love them and his hurt grows deeper. There is one beautiful scene of muted tenderness when he encourages his elder son to teach him to fish. By so doing, he finds out the boy’s tendencies toward being a Peeping Tom, a thief and a sneak are all traceable to his worries over his mother’s death. With well-concealed parental anxiety and complete absence of theatrical sentimentality. Grant consoles the lonesome child with a quiet and moving discussion of immortality.”
- Jack Moffitt, Hollywood Reporter
|New Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36 -|
Number 65 - Houseboat (Lobby Card Style)
For more, see also: