Cary Grant was the very essence of a movie star: a man every woman loved and every man wanted to be.

 

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LENGTH: 60 Minutes – Total Content: 127 Minutes
MSRP: $19.95
CATALOG #: 20348
UPC #: 6-4603203489-9
ISBN #: 1-56839-243-5
RELEASE YEAR: 2007
PRODUCER: Wombat Productions

His deft comic style merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. But the suave exterior concealed a complex and often sensitive individual. Cary’s painful journey from his lonely working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood royalty is made vivid through family photos, archival footage, clips from many of his films — including his first, following his discovery by blonde bombshell Mae West, starring role in She Done Him Wrong. Other movies include His Girl Friday, Notorious, An Affair To Remember, To Catch A Thief, North By Northwest, Charade, and more. Among friends and colleagues interviewed on-screen are Leslie Caron, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, Deborah Kerr, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Bellamy, Stanley Donen, Richard Brooks and Stanley Kramer. Narrated by Richard Kiley.

Extra Features:
• Cary Grant: Photo Gallery
Meet the Producers slideshow
The Hollywood Collection Preview
• Gene Feldman Interview on All About TV
• Trailers: Robert Mitchum • Ingrid • Michael Caine • Gregory Peck

Reviews

“Dapper and debonair, romantic and yet a ‘regular guy’ with a goofy sense of humor, on screen Cary Grant had everything, or at least enough to keep him a star of the first magnitude for some thirty years. Abundant proof is available in Cary Grant: The Leading Man. . . This one provides a genuine touch of class.” -The New York Times

“Cary Grant: The Leading Man is another terrific Crazy About The Movies cable special produced by Feldman and Winter.” -Times-Picayune

“A rich mix of reminiscences from former leading ladies, fellow actors, directors, producers and public-relations people.” -Newsday

“In one fast-moving hour, this biographical tribute does what such a show ought to do: it makes one want to run to the nearest well-stocked video rental library and check out a few Cary Grant movies, either as discoveries or refreshers.” -The Tampa Tribune/The Tampa Times

“insightful..entertaining..illuminating…” -Akron Beacon Journal

“Feldman presents the man behind the image..” -TV Guide

“Since this DVD release was originally produced for a television series The Hollywood Collection, its presentation is direct and episodic. …Cary Grant: The Leading Man is a recommended purchase.”- Educational Media Reviews Online

“An excellent overview of the life of Cary Grant, who entered the world in Bristol, England as Archibald Alexander Leach, and emigrated as a teenager to America, and later Tinsel Town itself, where he would be one of Hollywood’s leading men for a remarkable span of 30 years. An intriguing biography, originally shown on cable television, Cary Grant: The Leading Man is highly recommended.” Four Stars – Video Librarian