★★★☆☆ USA. 1h6m. Crime / Comedy. Directed by Lowell Sherman. Written by Harvey F. Thew, John Bright (screenplay) and Mae West (“Diamond Lil”). Cinematography by Charles Lang. Edited by Alexander Hall. Music by John Leipold. Starring Mae West, Cary Grant, Owen Moore, Gilbert Roland, Noah Beery Sr., David Landau, Rafaela Ottiano, Dewey Robinson.
A tale of a barroom singer entangled in criminal connections. Famous for West’s many double entendres and quips, including her best-known, “Why don’t you come up sometime and see me?” In her next film, later that year, she had altered it to, “Why don’t you come up and see me sometime?”
★★★★☆ USA. 1h39m. Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville (screenplay) and Francis Iles (“Before The Fact”). Cinematography by Harry Stradling Sr. Edited by William Hamilton. Music by Franz Waxman. Starring Joan Fontaine, Cary Grant, Nigel Bruce, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Dame May Whitty, Isabel Jeans, Heather Angel.
In the film, a shy spinster runs off with a charming playboy, who turns out to be penniless, a gambler, and dishonest in the extreme. She comes to suspect that he is also a murderer, and that he is attempting to kill her.
★★★☆☆ USA. 1h39m. Romance / Comedy. Directed by Delbert Mann. Written by Stanley Shapiro, Nate Monaster. Cinematography by Russell Metty. Edited by Ted J. Kent. Music by George Duning. Starring Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young, Audrey Meadows, John Astin, Alan Hewitt, Dick Sargent.
An unemployed NYC career woman is romanced by a millionaire. The first film to break over $1,000,000 in a single theatre, in this case Radio City Music Hall in New York.
★★★★☆ USA. 1h46m. Romance / Thriller. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by John Michael Hayes (screenplay) and David Dodge (“To Catch A Thief”). Cinematography by Robert Burks. Edited by George Tomasini. Music by Lyn Murray. Starring Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis, John Williams, Brigitte Auber, Charles Vanel, Jean Martinelli.
The film stars Cary Grant as a retired cat burglar who has to save his reformed reputation by catching an imposter preying on the wealthy tourists of the French Riviera. Grace Kelly stars opposite him as his romantic interest in her final film with Hitchcock.