Cary Grant

Filmmaker Interview

American Masters Online sat down with CARY GRANT: A CLASS APART filmmaker Robert Trachtenberg to discuss Grant and the documentary. Why do you think the public remains so fascinated by Cary Grant? He transcends his era in the same way his frequent co-star Irene Dunne is able to do. It’s a timeless appeal that very […]

Cary Grant

Quotable Cary

American Masters Online presents a sampling of witticisms, one liners, and knock-out dialog from Cary Grant, the characters he played, and some of his best known co-stars. SYLVIA SCARLETT Sylvia Scarlett: You’ve got the mind of a pig. Jimmy Monkley: It’s a pig’s world. BRINGING UP BABY David Huxley: Now it isn’t that I don’t […]

Cary Grant

The Essential Cary Grant

Robert Trachtenberg, Director of Cary Grant: A Class Apart, chooses his lists of “essential” Grant films. SYLVIA SCARLETT (1935) Co-Star: Katharine Hepburn Director: George Cukor His breakthrough role for which George Cukor said, “He finally felt the ground under his feet.” THE AWFUL TRUTH (1937) Co-Star: Irene Dunne Director: Leo McCarey His performances in screwball […]

Cary Grant

The Man from Dream City

Originally published in the New Yorker magazine, July 14th, 1975 By Pauline Kael. American Masters Online thanks the New Yorker for their kind permission to reprint this classic essay. “You can be had,” Mae West said to Cary Grant in “She Done Him Wrong,” which opened in January, 1933, and that was what the women […]

Alfred Hitchcock and David O. Selznick Collaborations

On December 10, 1938, David O. Selznick burned down Atlanta. On the back of his Culver City studio, Selznick had begun filming what would be his and Hollywood’s greatest triumph, GONE WITH THE WIND. Selznick was just thirty-six years old and already a legend. He had run a major studio before the age of thirty […]