The Shop Around The Corner
I think that the plot for this film is really good. I like the twists and turns which are directed amazingly by Ernst Lubitsch. It doesn't get too serious though, because there is always Matsuchek's wise-cracking errand boy Pepi making everyone laugh. James Stewart is amazing yet again. I swear that there is nothing that man can't do. He's solved murders from his flat in a wheelchair; he's found his missing child in a strange country and almost won Katharine Hepburn over from Cary Grant. Lets face it, he is seriously awesome. Margaret Sullivan is good too, but all the time I watch I am wishing Klara was played by Irene Dunne. It would have been her birthday today so, happy birthday!
Just had to post this GIF with this quote from Singnin' In The Rain.
Kathy: “Oh, no offense. Movies are entertaining enough for the masses but the personalities on the screen just don’t impress me. I mean they don’t talk, they don’t act, the just make a lot of dumb show. Well, you know. Like that.”I also found some cool "Now that's classic" TCM photos on Tumblr. I don't know who made them/scanned them, but they sure are great! (If you made them and have a problem with them being on my blog, post so in a comment and I will take them down.)
P.S. The results came in a while ago from my "Favourite Cary Grant Film" poll. They are:
North By Northwest: 7 votes (1st place)
The Holiday (Holiday?) and Bringning Up Baby: 4 votes each (2nd place)
Arsenic And Old Lace: 2 votes (3rd place)
To Catch A Theif and My Favourite Wife: 1 vote each (4th place)