Cary, oh Cary, How I Love You

The theme of the week is our favorite movie(s) for romance. I’m a huge, huge fan of Cary Grant. Love all of his movies, from the silly, madcap ones of his early years, to the suspense ones with Hitchcock and even the ones from his later years where he was paired with much younger women. He’s the quintessential suave man.  Heck, he was even adorable with his chicken legs in I Was an English War Bride. I own most of his movies and adore them all.

I want to talk about two of them today. For different reasons- One is mushy and the other one is just a great story with some great elements of suspense.  One of them is An Affair to Remember. It has to be one of the most tear jerker movies I’ve ever seen. I swear, I own it, I’ve watched it at least 30 times and I cry every time. Every. Single. Time.  I know what’s gonna happen, I know how it ends, but every time he goes into her apartment and she’s on the couch and I see the truth dawn on him, I sob. AND I mean, sob. It makes me cry every time. Without fail. Even when I tell myself not to do it, I do.  It’s crazy, I know, but it happens.

The other one I want to talk about is Notorious.  Gotta love that one, too.  Claude Rains is the perfect villain. AND the woman that plays his mother is just evil incarnate.  Cary is so handsome and debonair in this movie. Ingrid Bergman is perfection.  This movie seems to meet all the requirements of a classic romance (except one). Boy meets girl, they fall in love, they have a huge misunderstanding and separate.  The part that is not traditional is her marrying someone besides the hero.  This movie is just spine chilling and the love story is wonderful. When Dev comes to rescue his love, he’s unstoppable. AND awesome. 

If you haven’t watched Cary lately, this is the perfect month to do so. The month of love! Happy viewing!


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15 Responses to Cary, oh Cary, How I Love You

  1. Lynn Rush says:

    Oh no! Another I haven’t seen. What IS wrong with me? I might have to have a little “classics” movie night, huh? Gosh, I don’t know about those classics, though…….


    • Lynn, you poor thing- I’m gonna do you a list of the top 30 classics! You know on AMC, they have a thing called “The Essentials” on Saturday and they talk about the movies everyone needs to have seen. Classics are just that. Classic and never get old. You cannot go wrong w/any Cary Grant movie. Impossible to do!


  2. danicaavet says:

    I do love Cary Grant…so handsome, so suave! They don’t make leading men like him anymore (except for Gerard). *Grins*


    • He’s unique for sure. AND even once said HE wanted to be Cary Grant. You know his real name is Archie Leach and he even says in one of his movies that he once knew a man named Archie Leach and killed him. I can’t recall the name of the movie off the top of my head but it was the one where he was a newspaper man and so was the heroine.


  3. Laurie Ryan says:

    Ah, who doesn’t love Cary Grant! Now that’s the quintessential hero. This will be a fun blogging week here. I’ll get reminded of some of my favorite movies, I am guessing. First up, your suggestion. I’ll have to rent it, but it’s time to watch An Affair To Remember again. Thanks, Jillian, for the memories. 🙂


  4. jeff7salter says:

    His Girl Friday was the movie in which he used that line.
    I’m a huge fan of C.G.’s.
    Loved the screwball early stuff and his films like To Catch a Thief and Charade.
    Oddly, one of my all time favorites is when he’s NOT elegantly groomed and dressed: Father Goose.
    Just saw a documentary on C.G. on TCM fairly recently. He was a very interesting guy. Unfortunately, in real life, his marriages were pretty awful. But he apparently had many torrid affairs, including a brief one with Sophia Loren.


    • YES!! That was it- somehow, I knew you would know. I DO like Father Goose, too and the one with the submarine- I also love the screwball ones- Dear Lord, I adore Bringing Up Baby!!

      Yes, he did have awful marriages. AND he wanted to marry Sophia pretty badly.


  5. Lavada Dee says:

    Ah, I’m with you. I love Cary Grant movies. He brought romance to life. But I don’t remember particular ones and rarely watch a movie or read a book more than once. Although I did get a Paul Newman one from Netflex this week. From the Terrace.

    Good post Jillian


  6. Daisy Harris says:

    I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a Cary Grant movie, which is weird because I’ve seen a lot of classics. I’ll have to add him to my netflix cue (then kick kids and husband off the couch!)


  7. Jill W says:

    He’s in a class by himself! Lynn, I’m shocked! You saw True Grit but you’ve never seen An Affair to Remember. Shame on you! 🙂


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