Thursday, January 05, 2006

Searching for Cary Grant

I have said many times if I could clone anyone, it would be Cary Grant.

You'd be surprised how often that comes up in conversation!

I'm also a sucker for old black and white films and screwball comedies.

If you too are a lover of the old screwball comedies, you're in luck this weekend. Turner Classic Movies is showing the 1937 Cary Grant film The Awful Truth Saturday and Sunday nights on its The Essentials program hosted by Peter Bogdanovich.

The Awful Truth was directed by Leo McCarey and also stars the luminous Irene Dunne, the best boy pal to make your husband jealous Ralph Bellamy, and the magnificently furry Asta, who was the biggest dog star at the time.

The scene to look for: Cary Grant does a pratfall that leaves Irene Dunne laughing through the final notes of her classical vocal recital.

Saturday, The Awful Truth will be followed by four other classic Cary Grant Comedies:

  • The Awful Truth (1937)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • My Favorite Wife (1940)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • Topper (1937)

Sunday, The Awful Truth will follow a Doris Day / Cary Grant romantic comedy.

  • That Touch of Mink (1962)
  • The Awful Truth (1937)

Please check your local listings for the correct times.

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