Cary Grant is quite simply one of the greatest stars of the Golden age of Hollywood. An actor with both the rugged looks and the comic and acting talent, Grant quickly rose to the top of the Hollywood industry. Often considered as one of the funniest actors, Grant was a man with impeccable comic timing and someone who did not take himself too seriously. A classic leading man, a suave gentleman and a heart-throb amongst the ladies, here is the list of top 12 Cary Grant movies.
12. Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Directed by Frank Capra, this film is based on Joseph Kesselring’s movie of the same name. The plot follows Mortimer Brewster, played by Grant, who despite his frequent ridiculing of the institution of marriage falls in love with his childhood neighbor Elaine and marries her. When he goes to revisit his family, he discovers that his aunts are serial killers who kill elderly bachelors with poison. His brother Teddy, is insane and believes himself to be Theodore Roosevelt and another brother Jonathan, who looks like Frankenstein’s monster and is also a killer. The comic plot plays out as Mortimer tries to stay on top of the situation and save his insane brother Teddy while alerting the cops to Jonathan’s presence. The comic element comes from the absurdity of the situation and from the bumbling cops who are of no use. Grant delivers an excellent performance and establishes himself as a comic actor of a fine caliber in the movie.
11. Monkey Business (1952)