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Lesser-Known Cary Grant Roles: 3 Films From Star You Probably Haven't Seen Yet

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 02:23 PM

Cary Grant established himself as one of the most widely-recognizable leading male characters of all time. Many people have enjoyed his more popular films such as "North by Northwest," "The Philadelphia Story," and "An Affair to Remember."

Let's take a moment to look at some Cary Grant roles that are a little less publicized.

1. "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" (1948) – In this film, a man and wife decide to have a custom home in the beautiful countryside, hoping it will be exactly as they want it. However, they have more problems than they ever expected.

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Grant stars as Mr. Blandings, opposite Myrna Loy as his wife. The couple's 170-year-old house in Connecticut turns out to be a nightmare; they have to have it torn down and begin again. This film shows the husband and wife's comedic journey of unexpected happenings on the journey to fulfilling their dream.

2. "I Was a Male War Bride" (1949) - Directed by Howard Hawks, this film marks the third time Grant worked with this director. This time, Grant starred alongside Ann Sheridan, who was deemed "Warner's Oomph Girl." His character, named Henri Rochard, was a French officer in Europe, right after WWII.

Based on a true story of a man of the same name, "I Was a Male War Bride" tells the story of a soldier who marries a woman and discovers the only way to get this Frenchman into the U.S. is to use the War Brides Act. Hilarity ensues as his character is forced to dress like a woman and hide on a carrier returning to the states.

3. "Walk Don't Run" (1964) - The final film of Grant's career was "Walk Don't Run." Grant works alongside Christine Easton in this film, playing a character named Sir William Rutland. At the Tokyo Olympic Games, Rutland can't find a place to stay and convinces Christine to share her apartment with him. He invites a fellow athlete to move in as well, and plays matchmaker to the two of his roommates.

According to CaryGrant.net, the film "has a lovely mix of Cary's talents: the charming, protective, older man persona that would make any woman want to fall straight into his arms; the effortless comic timing; and the mischievous cupid tactics involved in the ensuing matchmaking."

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