Special Sub-Topic: Grant Me a Movie
|What real life composer did Cary Grant portray in "Night and Day"?|
Cole Porter. Cary Grant played songwriter Cole Porter opposite to Alexis Smith, who played Cole's wife, Linda Lee Thomas. Cole Porter wrote lyrics for several popular Broadway musicals. Warner Brothers produced "Night and Day", which was released on July 2, 1946. Cary Grant performed "Bull Dog", "An Old Fashioned Garden" and "You're The Top" for the movie.
|In Cary Grant's first movie, "This is the Night", he played an Olympic javelin thrower with what first name?|
Stephen. Cary Grant played an Olympic Javelin thrower named Stephen. Stephen was happily married to Claire, or so he thought. After returning home from the 1932 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California, Stephen found his wife, Claire, ready to run off with another man to Venice, Italy. Stephen's best friend, Gerald, lied and told Stephen the tickets were for Gerald and his new wife. Hilarity ensued as Stephen's friend, Gerald, fell in love with the woman he hired to be his new wife and Stephen reunited with his cheating wife, all while vacationing in Venice.
Paramount Publix produced "This is the Night" which was released on April 8, 1932.
|Cary Grant starred in the 1932 movie version of "Madame Butterfly". What Naval ranking did Grant's character have in the movie?|
Lieutenant. Cary Grant played Navy Lieutenant B. F. Pinkerton. He married Cho-Cho San, a geisha, while in Japan and then left for the States. Three years later, Pinkerton returned with his new wife. Cho-Cho San committed suicide after learning Pinkerton had remarried. Paramount Publix produced the movie which was released on December 30, 1932.
|In "The Grass is Greener", who was the actor who played Charles Delacro, a millionaire vying for the affections of the very married wife, Hilary Rhyall? |
Robert Mitchum. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr were the Earl and Countess Rhyall. Victor and Hilary Rhyall lived in an English mansion they called Lynley Hall. After financial troubles forced them to open up their home for paid tours, the Earl and Countess met oil tycoon Charles Delacro (Robert Mitchum). The Earl invited Delacro to stay with them. Delacro took a liking to Hilary Rhyall. He and Victor Rhyall ended up in a duel for Deborah Kerr's affections, which Victor lost after he was shot. While tending to Victor, Hilary remembered how much she loved him. Charles left with Victor's female friend, Hattie (Jean Simmons) in this Grandon Productions movie, released on January 1961. "Hollywood Reporter" reviewed the movie as "the year's most disappointing".
Robert Mitchum was best known for his role as the deeply disturbed former prisoner Harry Powell in the 1955 movie, "The Night of the Hunter". Moray Watson starred as the butler for the Rhyall family.
|Did Cary Grant play the title role in the 1937 film, "Topper"?|
n. Cary Grant played deceased George Kerby, who came back as a ghost, along with his wife, to help a man named Topper (Roland Young) find domestic emancipation. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released the movie on July 16, 1937. In a review of the movie, "The Spectator" quoted, "Constance Bennett and Cary Grant make an attractive pair of phantoms".
FYI, the original movie spawned two sequels and a TV series. Neither the two sequels nor the TV series starred Cary Grant in his role as George Kerby.
|On July 30, 1937, a Cary Grant movie titled "The Toast of _______" was released. What is the missing location? |
New York. The movie was produced and distributed by RKO Radio. The movie starred Edward Arnold and Frances Farmer. Cary Grant was cast as the love interest for Frances Farmer. "The Toast of New York" was a historically factual movie based on three men's con game in the early years of the Civil War.
|Cary Grant played Nick Townsend in "Blonde Venus". Which screen icon played Helen Faraday, the woman who was after his money for the sole purpose of helping her ill husband? |
Marlene Dietrich. Marlene Dietrich came back from the success of "Shanghai Express" to play loving wife, Helen Faraday, to her sick husband, Ned. After Helen's husband became sick from radiation poisoning, Helen realized she needed money for treatment. She got a job as a female entertainer called Blonde Venus and went after millionaire Nick Townshend for the sole purpose of getting his money, to help her ill husband. When her husband was cured without Nick's money, Helen was forced to choose between going back to her husband or staying with Nick Townshend. "Blond Venus" was distributed by Paramount Publix and released on September 16, 1932.
FYI, Cary Grant began making the part of his hair on the right after director Josef von Sternberg told him it was parted on the wrong side.
|Did Cary Grant play Alexander Sebastian in Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious"?|
n. Cary Grant played a special agent named T.R. Devlin to Ingrid Bergman's Alicia Huberman in Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious". Devlin fell in love with Alicia, even as he used her to get information about the Nazi's from her new husband, Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains). "Notorious" was released on July 22, 1946 by RKO Radio. The "Canadian Forum" reviewed Cary Grant's performance as "a sad waste of an actor with a pretty talent for verbal comedy and expressive spine in Hollywood".
|In "Every Girl Should be Married", what occupation was Cary Grant's character, Madison Brown?|
Doctor. RKO Radio released this movie on December 25, 1948. Grant played Dr. Madison Brown, a pediatrician, who involuntary fell in love with Anabel Sims (Betsy Drake) who was trying everything in her power to get Madison Brown to propose marriage to her. "Time" magazine reviewed Cary Grant's performance in "Every Girl Should be Married" with the quote, "Cary Grant has trouble finding comedy to play".
FYI, Cary Grant married Betsy Drake one year after the movie was released.
|Cary Grant starred as Nick Burns, alongside Irene Dunne, in "My Favorite Wife". What was the name of Nick Burns' first and favorite wife? |
Ellen. On May 17, 1940, RKO Radio Productions released "My Favorite Wife" starring Cary Grant and Irene Dunne. Cary Grant played Nick Burns, a widower, who married his current girlfriend after having his first wife, Ellen, declared legally dead. To everyone, including Nick, Ellen was a loving wife and mother who perished in a boat accident seven years earlier. Miraculously, Ellen returned to Nick and her children after Nick had already remarried. After weighing his feelings for both his new wife, Bianca, and his first wife Ellen, Nick reunited with Ellen. "Time" Magazine reviewed "My Favorite Wife" by saying, "Cary Grant has made better pictures than 'My Favorite Wife'".
FYI, James Garner and Doris Day starred in the remake titled, "Move Over, Darling" which aired in 1963.
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