Ticklish Business – Top 3 Cary Grant Films
Special guest The Vern and I honor Cary Grant on his birthday by discussing our top 3 favorite Grant films.
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A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.
I enjoyed this podcast. Your lists were interesting. I think of Cary Grant as a star who made a plethora of good to very good films, like To Catch a Thief, with a few masterpieces, like North by Northwest, sprinkled in, so it makes sense that different people might have a very different favorite lists. I’d have to expand my list to four and then have an extra spot for an honorable mention/guilty pleasure.
2. North by Northwest
3. Arsenic and Old Lace
Honorable Mention: Indiscreet, directed like Charade by Stanley Donen, who also directed Singin’ in the Rain and is currently 93.
Arsenic and Old Lace is the one I believe you guys never mentioned. It’s probably Grant’s most over the top performance, barreling right over the line into parody. A not very Capraesque film directed by Frank Capra, good for some enjoyment and a few laughs around Halloween. A couple of the jokes were lost in translation because Boris Karloff wasn’t available to reprise his role from the original play, but one of my favorite Grant vehicles all the same.