When Cary Grant’s suave wit and impeccable timing met Howard Hawk’s razor sharp yet elegant direction, the results were sheer perfection. Join us for four films from their stunning collaboration, and learn why they worked so well together.
Their most touching film, Grant plays a hardened aviator in Hawk’s thrilling professional world. Jean Arthur brings romance to the workplace while Rita Hayworth awakens Grant’s haunted past. It is a bravura exercise in balancing tension and adventure with character depth and self-discovery.
In their adaptation of The Front Page, Grant plays a hard-as-nails news editor and Rosiland Russell is the reporter who wants to leave the rat race. Hawks moves things at a blistering speed, as the bickering divorcee’s race through a breaking story leaving her fiancé Ralph Bellamy in the dust.
Captain Henri Rochard is a French officer assigned to work with Lieut. Catherine Gates. Through a wacky series of misadventures, they fall in love and marry. When the war ends, Capt. Rochard tries to return to America with the other female war brides. Zany gender-confusing antics follow.
Cary Grant plays a chemist, through his work he stumbles across a youth-inducing drug. Ginger Rogers plays his wife, Marilyn Monroe his secretary, and they all regress info hysterics. Hawks once again keeps Grant in delirious, constant motion. This movie also involves a chimp!!
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Russell Library is pleased to announce the addition of a series of Parenting Bags to the Children’s Department. Each bag is focused on a particular topic in child rearing such as breastfeeding or getting the child to sleep, and contains both books and DVDs which address these topics. Bags are available in either English or Spanish and circulate for three weeks. These bags are funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and we thank them.