Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Night and Day
I don't know about you, but I love the music of Cole Porter.
Delovely, was, of course, full of his wonderful music, but I felt the
brutal honesty of the film made it a bit depressing. Night and Day,
1946, was on TCM the other night, and believe it or not, it was
completely new to me. How could there possibly be an undiscovered
Cary Grant movie out there? Paired with the Cole Porter, it was a
big hit in my book.
Now, understand that most of this film is a fictional account, rather
than biographical. But, with that in mind, kick back and enjoy the
show. The debonair Grant is a wonderful Cole Porter and surprisingly
does a fine job singing many of the songs himself. Several stars
actually do play themselves, like Mary Martin and the charming
Monty Woolley (you remember him as the darling Professor
Wutheridge in The Bishop's Wife).
One interesting bit of trivia is that this is the first time Cary Grant
appears in full Technicolor. ((sigh)) So, put on the popcorn. This one
is elegant and entertaining!