The Best Cary Grant Movies on DVD

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  1. Scott-C

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    I saw North By Northwest a few weeks ago and was pretty impressed with Cary Grant. I'm of a slightly newer generation and as a result was not exposed to his movies during his heyday.
    Can anyone recommend other great Cary Grant movies? An Affair to Remember? To Catch a Thief? Others?
    Thanks in advance for the help!
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    His Girl Friday from Columbia/TriStar is a classic screwball comedy, and an excellent B&W transfer.
    Charade from Criterion is also supposed to be good, although supposedly it is OOP.
     
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    Warner Bros. announced Bringing Up Baby at the chat, and you'll definitely want to see that one. Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic. Hitchcock's Suspicion is worth seeing, but I'm not sure if its on DVD yet or not.
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    If you really dug North by Northwest, then definitely check out Notorious. As luck would have it, Criterion has just released a super-duper, special edition of it (a bare-bones w/decent transfer version is also offered by Anchor Bay).
    From William Rothman's essay for Criterion:
     
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    Regarding "Charade" - I've been interested in picking it up before, but noted it was not anamorphic and hesitated. Any thoughts on this?
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    My favs (in chronological order):
    The Philadelphia Story
    Suspicion
    Arsenic & Old Lace
    Notorious
    The Bishop's Wife
    To Catch a Thief
    An Affair to Remember
    Indiscreet
    Operation Petticoat
    North by Northwest
    That Touch of Mink
    Charade
    Father Goose
    Actually I forgot some that I don't yet own cause they're not yet available:
    The Awful Truth
    Bringing Up Baby
    Holiday
    Gunga Din
    The Bachelor & the Bobby-Soxer
    Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House
    I was a Male War Bride
    Monkey Business
    Houseboat
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    Arsenic and Old Lace is one of my all-time fav comedies and much of this is due to Grant and his hilarious comedic acting.
    He is equally funny in stuff like Philly Story, Bringing Up Baby (can't wait), and His Girl Friday.
    Notorious is not just a great Hitch/Grant film, but almost groundbreaking and not far off the pace of NxNW (which is my fav Hitch).
     
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    All of the acknowledged great ones have been listed, and I can't say anything bad about them, but as far as DVD presentations (transfer and value-added extras), the best are probably North by Northwest, Columbia His Girl Friday, Criterion Charade, and Criterion Notorious. I havent seen the latter DVD, but it has been getting raves, and I enjoyed the Criterion laserdisc which it apparently surpasses in every way.
    His Girl Friday and Charade have both been issued as inexpensive public domain titles, but the Columbia and Criterion releases are "the real deal".
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    It's not availible on DVD yet but Gunga Din is totally cool.
    The Bachalor and the Bobby Socker is fun too.
    But of course my favs are Charade, Nort by Nothwest and The Philidelphia Story. The opening scene with Grant and Kathrine Hepburn is some funny shit.
     
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    Thanks for all the great responses. I took some of the advice to heart and started searching for Charade - Criterion Collection. Found it at DVDPlanet.com and ordered it (it will be a Christmas present from my wife, so I can't watch it until 12/25, but at least I'll have it in-hand!). Looking forward to its arrival.
    I'm also looking forward to watching all of the other suggested C. Grant movies - thanks!
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