HOLIDAY
1938, Sony Repertory, 93 min, USA, Dir: George Cukor

Society girl Katharine Hepburn falls in love with her sister's idiosyncratic fiancé (a pitch-perfect Cary Grant), and the result is the greatest nonconformist comedy ever made. Working with Philip Barry's play as his foundation, director George Cukor considers serious issues about the human condition and what it means to be truly independent, yet does it all with a light, hilarious and charming touch.


THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER
1947, Warner Bros., 95 min, USA, Dir: Irving Reis

Sidney Sheldon scripted this classic comedy, with Shirley Temple as a teenager who develops a crush on Cary Grant after he guest lectures at her school. The girl's psychiatrist uncle (Ray Collins) convinces Grant to play along until the crush subsides, but Temple's feelings only grow more intense in a situation made even more complicated by a budding romance between Grant and his young fan's older sister (Myrna Loy).


THE AWFUL TRUTH
1937, Sony Repertory, 92 min, USA, Dir: Leo McCarey

Leo McCarey won a Best Director Oscar for this side-splitting masterpiece in which Irene Dunne and Cary Grant decide to divorce - but darn it, it just doesn’t seem to take. With Ralph Bellamy (in his defining "other man" role), Alex D’Arcy, (Miss) Cecil Cunningham and Joyce Compton, who steals the show with her unique rendition of "Gone With the Wind."


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