American Masters: Season 18, Episode 3

Cary Grant: A Class Apart (7 Jan. 2004)

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Barbara Harris ...
Herself - Grant's Wife, 1981-86 (as Barbara Grant)
Jeanine Basinger ...
Herself - Film Historian
Roderick Mann ...
Himself - Friend
Nancy Nelson ...
Herself - Author 'Evenings with Cary Grant'
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Herself - Grant's Wife, 1949-62
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Himself - Film Critic, New York Times
Virginia Cherrill ...
Herself (archive footage)
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Himself - Director, 1973 Interview (archive footage)
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Himself - Director
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Himself - Actor
James Harvey ...
Himself - Film Historian
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Himself - Actor, 1988 Interview (archive footage)
Elsie Leach ...
Herself (archive footage)
Todd McCarthy ...
Himself - Author 'Howard Hawks: The Grey Fox of Hollywood'
David Denby ...
Himself - Film Critic, The New Yorker
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A look at one of the greatest stars ever
18 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This documentary is a fascinating portrait of Cary Grant, an amazing man and one of the all-time great screen presences. "Cary Grant: A Class Apart" goes back to the actor's sad childhood, his entrance into vaudeville, Broadway work, and finally film, where he slowly began to build the "Cary Grant" persona. And persona it was, well crafted and beautifully portrayed.

The documentary features interviews with two of Grant's wives, Betsy Drake and Barbara Grant, his widow, and several directors and costars. Grant emerges as a hard working professional, somewhat remote, but obviously well liked and appreciated.

We won't see the likes of Cary Grant again, so if you get a chance to watch this, do so.


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