For the first time one of Hollywood’s greatest stars tells his own story, in his own words. From a childhood of poverty to global fame, Cary Grant, the ultimate self-made star, explores his own screen image and what it took to create it.
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An interesting film about Cary Grant's search for his identity (which I don't believe he was ever able to find). Unfortunately, since it's based on Grant's own accounts, there is not much room for the speculations regarding his sexuality, and there is no mention whatsoever to Randolph Scott. I also wish that the people in the film stock were named.
Well you kinda know what you get which such a film. And the archives are not bad at all. I didn't know about the LSD treatement. Semi interesting, never brilliant, but good enough if you are fascinated by this great figure that was Archie Leach better known as Cary Grant. Do i like him better as a clown with Hawks or as a pre-James Bond with Hitchcock ? I like all of it of course !
A moving, if somewhat conventional, look at the man who pretended (by his own account) to be Cary Grant for his entire life. I knew about the "gender-bending" innuendo and all that kind of stuff before watching the film but I'd never suspected the emotional depth and complexity behind Grant's story. I now think of him in an entirely different light and ultimately that is the mark of a good documentary.
Very minimally informative. The film clips are disjointed and most people in the clips are not named. They keep showing Phyllis Brooks ("The Shanghai Gesture") who was a friend? girlfriend? beard? and they never identify her. Not really worth it.