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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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.