I celebrate the onset of the holidays every year at the beginning of December with a crawl through a dozen Cary Grant movies, so called The Twelve Days of Cary Grant. There are many 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 – Topper
Dec. 2 – Suspicion
Dec. 3 – The Awful Truth
Dec. 4 – Only Angels Have Wings
Dec. 5 – An Affair to Remember
Dec. 6 – Gunga Din
Dec. 7 – Male War Bride
Dec. 8 – Amazing Adventure (I’ve never seen this)
Dec. 9 – None but the Lonely Heart
Dec. 10 – Bishop’s Wife
Dec. 11 – Grass is Greener
Dec. 12 – To Catch a Thief
I generally try not to duplicate films from the year before. NxNW is taking a year off. 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.