American Masters (1985– )
11 user 3 critic

Cary Grant: A Class Apart 

American Masters explores the life and career of Cary Grant (born Archie Leach) with celebrity interviews.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode complete credited cast:
Helen Mirren ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Cary Grant ... Self (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Self
Ralph Bellamy ... Self (archive footage)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Self
Dyan Cannon ... Self (archive footage)
Virginia Cherrill ... Self (archive footage)
George Cukor ... Self (archive footage)
David Denby David Denby ... Self
Stanley Donen ... Self
Russell B. Downing Russell B. Downing ... Self (archive footage)
Betsy Drake ... Self
Samantha Eggar ... Self
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Self (archive footage)
Barbara Harris ... Self (as Barbara Grant)


American Masters explores the life and career of Cary Grant (born Archie Leach) with celebrity interviews.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Included in Turner Home Entertainment's 2-disc special edition DVD of Bringing Up Baby (1938), released 1 March 2005. See more »


Features Houseboat (1958) See more »


I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Written by Dorothy Fields & Jimmy McHugh
©1928 Renewed 1956 by Cotton Club Publishing and Aldi Music Co. All Rights for Cotton Club Publishing controlled and administration EMI April Music Inc. Used By Permission. all rights reserved.
See more »

User Reviews

One of the best biographies/career retrospectives on any actor
26 January 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Part of my enjoying this biography I and career retrospectives was because I adored the films of Cary Grant. But, at the same time, I wanted a complete picture of the man--warts and all. That may not sound like a tall order, but it is. Too often, such films are fluff pieces--only praising the man and discussing only a few of their most famous films. However, in this case, while it extols him as an amazing actor (which he was), it also is able to give a balanced portrait of him as a man--something I really appreciated.

Well written and constructed and filled with great interviews (though I would have loved more archival footage of him), it's a must-see for fans of classic Hollywood.

By the way, you MUST pay attention to his ex-wife, Betsy Drake, as she discusses rumors of his being gay.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

7 January 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cary Grant See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


| (DVD) (2004) | (TV) (2007)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Recently Viewed