A Tribute to Cary Grant

Here’s the first video of the year: a tribute to the debonair Cary Grant on what would have been his 110th birthday. I debated (with myself) for a very long time over what would accompany this little montage, and ended up with this version of ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ from the Eddie Higgins Trio. For me, it captures perfectly the suave and natural charm of Mr Grant; and then when the jazzy, slightly ‘off the wall’ chords start to roll in, well that goes spectacularly well with Cary’s gracefully hilarious slapstick. Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this one!

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    1. Yes, I would’ve loved to include Arsenic & Old Lace…but I seem to have “misplaced” my copy of it! 😱
      Then again, there really are so many wonderful Cary Grant films; I’m sure I’ll probably do another one of these videos in the future.

      Thanks for your comment!

  1. This is fantastic! I love anything he does with Katherine Hepburn (not Audrey, everyone else’s favorite!) Love your site, and welcome to LAMB! Would you be up for adding me to your blogroll and I’ll do the same? My film review site is http://jarwatchesfilms2.com/ I review every movie I’ve seen for the first time in 2014

    1. Oh absolutely. I think it wouldn’t be at all wrong to say that Cary Grant was the first romantic leading man to possess such a natural flair for comedy. When watching those classics like Arsenic and Old Lace, everything from his facial expressions to his impeccable delivery is just priceless.

  2. Have you done a tribute on Humphrey Bogart ? He’s definitely a favourite classic actor of mine. I am planning on doing a tribute/series myself on a classic comedy duo soon !

  3. Hi – this was fun to watch. I recognized An Affair to Remember with Deborah Kerr, Bringing up Baby and The Philadelphia Story with Hepburn. And some others even though I can’t recall the titles.

    On a side note, a very long time ago, I performed in a stage version of Arsenic and Old Lace. A school play of course. I played Mr. Witherspoon who was killed off early in Act One.

    Thanks for the follow.

  4. I guess you can’t win, can you? Everyone misses their favorite CG movie clip not shown in your video! (I so wanted to see CG and EMSaint in NxNW). But great job. How DID you make that video? … By the way, this is my first time on your site after I was notified today you’re a follower of my website mikeandberg.com. I’m a film school grad and love movies (my post today (on Easter) featured Charlton Heston, so maybe that’s drew you to my site. I look forward to seeing more of your work.
    Thanks, Mike Andberg

    1. Thanks Mike :) Yes, I came across your very interesting blog though the reader —I thoroughly enjoyed reading your childhood memories of Ben-Hur and look forward to hearing more from you. As for the videos I do, I just play around on iMovie from time to time, and these little videos are the result.

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