Katharine Hepburn

Tracy and Hepburn in DESK SET (1957)

Walter Lang’s Desk Set (1957) was destined to be a film of distinction for several reasons, not the least of which was the talent and popularity of its two stars.  Alone, each is often mentioned as the greatest actor to have ever appeared on the silver screen.  Together they made a screen team like no […]


The inimitable voice of Cary Grant

“For all anyone knows, God could be Cary Grant.”  Carol Morin This post surfaces not because I adore him, but because he was one of the greats and today would have been his 110th birthday (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986).  Here’s the inimitable voice of Cary Grant in three fantastically entertaining old-time radio […]

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Howard Hawks in his own words

He averaged a film a year for forty-three years.  He left us comedy gems, legends of the old West, brought together inspired casts that became the stuff of legend, and hailed the greatness of ordinary heroes.  He was Howard Hawks. Seetimaar-Diary of a Movie Lover is hosting a blogathon dedicated to Howard Hawks and this is the […]

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The Great Kate

“People have grown fond of me, like some old building.” Today I remember a Connecticut Yankee in Hollywood.  Katharine Hepburn would have celebrated a birthday today and by way of this humble tribute I honor her. If there’s one, definitive who’s who of who’s who’s in classic film, Kate Hepburn would be it. A superb talent, […]


Cary Grant: The Road to Suspicion

There’s so much that could be said about the extraordinary career of Cary Grant, arguably the greatest of all movie stars and one of the most important actors in cinema history.  Today I delve into the part of his career that led him to meet and subsequently work with one of the greatest directors who […]


High Society in The Philadelphia Story

For the most part, I am not a fan of film remakes and am certainly against the remaking of great classic films.  There’s just no need for it.  Remakes are very rarely any good – especially when compared to the originals.  My feeling is leave our classics alone and expose new generations to them, rather than […]


Adam’s Rib – you be the judge

“It’s the hilarious answer to who wears the pants!”  That was the tag line used to get audiences to go see Adam’s Rib in 1949 and the pants still fit.   This George Cukor classic offers great fun, real smarts and stars two of Hollywood’s greatest actors, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.  It’s a romantic […]