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I celebrate the onset of the holidays every year with a long crawl through Cary Grant movies, so called The Twelve Days of Cary Grant.  There are dozens of exceptional movies to draw from and it’s an opportunity to indulge in the golden age of the cinema and share a drink with one of its smoothest operators.

Selections for this year’s #12dCG are:

Dec. 1 – Philadelphia Story, new print
Dec. 2 – My Favorite Wife
Dec. 3 – Walk Don’t Run
Dec. 4 – Suspicion
Dec. 5 – Indiscreet
Dec. 6 – Holiday
Dec. 7 – Father Goose
Dec. 8 – Bringing Up Baby
Dec. 9 – Kiss and Make Up, new to me
Dec. 10 – Notorious
Dec. 11 – Penny Serenade
Dec. 12 – North by Northwest, new print

I generally try not to duplicate films from the year before.  I seem to run NxNW yearly.  I’m fine with that.  Either Penny Serenade or Bishop’s Wife swing in towards the end with a strong morality play for the holidays.  Among the rest are a balance of black-and-white vs Technicolor; serious vs frivolous.  There are many different Carys.  It’s best to remember them all.

Feel free to play along at home.

And thanks, Cary.

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