legends of the screen chapter 7:cary grant

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1.
Charade (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
2.
To Catch a Thief (1955)
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When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence. (106 mins.)
 
3.
His Girl Friday (1940)
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A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter ex-wife from remarrying. (92 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
4.
Walk Don't Run (1966)
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During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair. (114 mins.)
Director: Charles Walters
 
5.
Father Goose (1964)
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During World War II, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female. (118 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
6.
That Touch of Mink (1962)
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A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save her virginity for marriage. (99 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
7.
The Grass Is Greener (1960)
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Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle... (104 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
8.
North by Northwest (1959)
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. (136 mins.)
 
9.
Operation Petticoat (1959)
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During World War II, a commander finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) submarine, a con man executive officer, and a group of army nurses. (124 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
10.
Houseboat (1958)
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A widower, his three young children, and a bombshell nanny get to know each other better when circumstances have them living together aboard a badly neglected houseboat. (110 mins.)
 
11.
Indiscreet (1958)
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An actress who has given up on love meets a suave banker and begins a flirtation with him...even though he's already married. (100 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
12.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (115 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
13.
The Pride and the Passion (1957)
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During the Napoleonic Wars, a British captain is sent to Spain to help prevent the French from stealing a powerful cannon. (132 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
 
14.
Kiss Them for Me (1957)
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In 1944, three Navy pilots stationed in Hawaii and a P.R. officer go on a 4-day leave to San Francisco where they party with a good crowd in the executive suite of a busy hotel. (105 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
15.
Dream Wife (1953)
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A business tycoon decides to wed a Middle Eastern princess whose customs dictate the pair must live apart for several months before marrying; even more complications settle in when the tycoon's ex-fiancée is assigned to chaperone the pair. (100 mins.)
Director: Sidney Sheldon
 
16.
Monkey Business (1952)
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A chemist finds his personal and professional life turned upside down when one of his chimpanzees finds the fountain of youth. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
17.
Room for One More (1952)
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A fairly well-to-do family takes in two troubled orphans. (98 mins.)
Director: Norman Taurog
 
18.
People Will Talk (1951)
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend. (110 mins.)
 
19.
Crisis (1950)
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While on vacation in a Latin American country, an American neurosurgeon and his wife become tangled in a revolutionary uprising against a tyrannical dictator. (95 mins.)
Director: Richard Brooks
 
20.
I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
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Henri Rochard is a French captain assigned to work with Lt. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures... (105 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
21.
Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)
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A willful woman concocts an elaborate scheme to trap a handsome pediatrician into marriage. (85 mins.)
Director: Don Hartman
 
22.
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
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A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think. (94 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
23.
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
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A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Reis
 
24.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
25.
Night and Day (1946)
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A fictionalized biopic of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s. (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
26.
Notorious (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them? (101 mins.)
 
27.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family. (118 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
28.
None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
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When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they are both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet. (113 mins.)
Director: Clifford Odets
 
29.
Once Upon a Time (1944)
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A cash-strapped theater producer promotes a nine-year-old boy's dancing caterpillar. (89 mins.)
Director: Alexander Hall
 
30.
Destination Tokyo (1943)
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In order to provide information for the first air raid over Tokyo, a U.S. submarine sneaks into Tokyo Bay and places a spy team ashore. (135 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
31.
Mr. Lucky (1943)
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A gambler has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl. (100 mins.)
Director: H.C. Potter
 
32.
The Talk of the Town (1942)
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An escaped prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
33.
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In Europe at the start of World War II, a woman notices that wherever her husband goes, the Nazis seem to follow. Meanwhile, a charming reporter is following them. (117 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
34.
Penny Serenade (1941)
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy. (119 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
35.
Suspicion (1941)
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A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her. (99 mins.)
 
36.
The Howards of Virginia (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard... (116 mins.)
Director: Frank Lloyd
 
37.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. (112 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
38.
My Favorite Wife (1940)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Missing for seven years and presumed dead, a woman returns home on the day of her husband's second marriage. (88 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
 
39.
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract. (121 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
40.
Gunga Din (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land. (117 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
41.
In Name Only (1939)
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After a wealthy man finds out his wife is a gold digger, he meets and falls for a widowed mother, and complications ensue. (94 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
42.
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby. (102 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
43.
Holiday (1938)
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A young man falls in love with a girl from a rich family. His unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life is met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother. (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
44.
Topper (1937)
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A fun-loving couple, finding that they died and are now ghosts, decide to shake up the stuffy lifestyle of a friend of theirs. (97 mins.)
 
45.
When You're in Love (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Artist Jimmy Hudson (Cary Grant) is stuck in Mexico unable to pay his hotel bill. Meanwhile, Louise... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Riskin
 
46.
The Awful Truth (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance. (91 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
47.
The Toast of New York (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Notorious robber baron financier Jim Fisk, who makes and loses fortunes, tries to corner the gold market as well as the heart of a beautiful actress. (109 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
48.
The Amazing Adventure (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A bored millionaire wagers his doctor that he can support himself at a working class job for year without touching his inheritance. (80 mins.)
Director: Alfred Zeisler
 
49.
Suzy (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Believing a German spy has killed her new husband, a struggling chorus girl flees to Paris where she meets and marries a World War I pilot, whose carefree ways brings about unexpected results. (93 mins.)
 
50.
Wedding Present (1936)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
When Charlie Mason is promoted from irresponsible reporter to hard-nosed city editor, it costs him his girlfriend, ace reporter Rusty Fleming. After he hears she's engaged to another, he quits and tries to win her back. (81 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
51.
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who... (95 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
52.
Wings in the Dark (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In his dedicated pursuit of technology that will aid pilots to safely "fly blind" during adverse conditions, aerial innovator Ken Gordon is literally blinded in an accident, but this setback doesn't deter him from his goal. (75 mins.)
Director: James Flood
 
53.
The Last Outpost (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
During WW1, the destinies of British officers Michael Andrews and John Stevenson seem intertwined on the battle front as much as on a more personal level. (76 mins.)
 
54.
Kiss and Make-Up (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Dr. Maurice Lamar is a noted plastic-surgeon who makes his rich clients beautiful, and also makes them... (78 mins.)
Director: Harlan Thompson
 
55.
Born to Be Bad (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Letty, a young woman who ended up pregnant, unmarried and on the streets at fifteen is bitter and determined... (62 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
 
56.
Thirty-Day Princess (1934)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her. (74 mins.)
Director: Marion Gering
 
57.
I'm No Angel (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Circus performer Tira seeks a better life pursuing the company of wealthy New York men with improbable comic complications along the way. (87 mins.)
Director: Wesley Ruggles
 
58.
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In the Gay Nineties, a seductive nightclub singer contends with several suitors, including a jealous escaped convict and a handsome temperance league member. (66 mins.)
Director: Lowell Sherman
 
59.
The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy. (73 mins.)
Director: Stuart Walker
 
60.
Gambling Ship (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Tired of the dangerous life as gambling boss, Ace Corbin 'retires' from the racket and travels cross-country... (72 mins.)
 
61.
Hot Saturday (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer. (73 mins.)
Director: William Seiter
 
62.
Madame Butterfly (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Lieutenant Pinkerton marries geisha-in-training but soon after abandons her and goes back to the US. (86 mins.)
Director: Marion Gering
 
63.
Blonde Venus (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A cabaret singer takes up with a millionaire to pay for her gravely ill husband's operation. (93 mins.)
 
64.
Merrily We Go to Hell (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania. (78 mins.)
Director: Dorothy Arzner