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The Amazing Adventure
(1937) - B&W - 63 Minutes - Not Rated
Starring Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne
Ernest Bliss (Cary Grant) has just inherited a large fortune but is miserable, since he did not earn any of the money. In an attempt to break this feeling of boredom, he wages with his friend that he can learn a living for one year without touching any of his inheritance. During his time working, he meets Frances Clayton (Mary Brian), a poor woman who is about to be forced into a marriage of convenience. Bliss must decide if he’s to help this girl or maintain his wager.
His Girl Friday
(1940) - B&W - 92 Minutes - Not Rated
Starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy
Rosalind Russell plays Hildy Johnson, a star newspaper reporter still working for her ex-husband Walter (Cary Grant) at a major Chicago newspaper. Hildy has told Walter that she is going to marry her insurance salesman fiancé Bruce (Ralph Bellamy). Unfortunately, Walter doesn’t want to lose Hildy to Bruce or to lose Hildy as a reporter. Walter wants Hildy to cover a major story about a convicted murderer Earl Williams (John Qualen). Things get complicated when Williams escapes and Hildy and Walter are hiding him in the prison pressroom.
(1941) - B&W - 119 Minutes - Not Rated
Starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Edgar Buchanan
While packing to leave her husband, a woman plays some records and, upon hearing some songs, reminisces about their life together. Various songs bring back memories of their courtship, their impulsive marriage, her tragic miscarriage and adoption of their child as well as the struggle to keep the child. Throughout these remembrances, the woman begins to ponder her decision about leaving the man she has shared so much with.
Once Upon A Time - (1944) - B&W - 89 Miinutes - Not Rated
Starring Cary Grant, Janet Blair, James Gleason
Academy Award winner Cary Grant (Honorary Award, 1970) is at his suave best as slick showman Jerry Flynn, a Broadway producer anxious to recapture the magic and reclaim the crowds after a series of costly flops. Outside his theatre one night, Flynn meets a young boy who just might save the day. Inside a small box the boy shows Flynn his pride and joy: a caterpillar named Curly that dances to "Yes Sir, That's My Baby.“ Word quickly spreads about the amazingly talented hoofer, and the caterpillar becomes a symbol of hope for wartime America. Soon, offers are pouring in to capitalize on this sensational insect. Will Curly go Hollywood or will Flynn's get-rich quick scheme go to the bugs? Once Upon A Time is a furry fairy tale that's fun for the whole family.