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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 (aka #12dCG).  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 – His Girl Friday

Dec. 2 – Suspicion

Dec. 3 – The Awful Truth

Dec. 4 – In Name Only

Dec 5. – North by Northwest

Dec. 6 – An Affair to Remember

Dec. 7 – Gunga Din

Dec. 8 – The Talk of the Town

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.  Many of these will be readily recognizable. ‘In Name Only’ and ‘The Talk of the Town’ are being rotated in to get to cover some of the B movies. The huge films don’t need much additional fanfare.

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. Bring on December 1st and roll film.

And thanks, Cary.

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