Tuesday, August 18, 2015

TFM-HOLIDAY



Although this is probably not my favorite Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn movie, I like the theme. A number of young people seem to have this notion today. The clip above lays out the idea. Katharine Hepburn plays the sister, who understands Cary better than his fiance. Directed by George Cukor, this one does not have the antics of a films like BRINGING UP BABY or THE PHILADELPHIA STORY and it much too talky. But seeing them together always works for me.

5 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Never seen this one. I do't even recognize those folks.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Cary Grant.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

We've seen the stage version of this in 1974 with David Dukes and John Glover, and THE PHILADELPHIA STORY in 1980 with the wonderful Blythe Danner and Edward Herrmann.

Jeff M.

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

I love the intimate atmosphere of this film - in many ways I prefer it to PHILADELPHIA STORY

Yvette said...

I hadn't seen HOLIDAY (in full) until, I think, last year sometime, Patti. It's not my favorite Cary Grant (he plays a frenetic character named Johnny Case) film because I find his character a bit too manic for comfort. I can't help feeling that he, perhaps, needed a dose or two of Zoloft. :)

At any rate, I love Edward Everett Horton and Jean Dixon as Johnny's long suffering friends. Who wouldn't want the kind of marriage they have? Just wonderful.

And Lew Ayres is heartbreaking as the weak, drunk of a brother.