Despite the fact the film has aged quite badly, this title more than any other I have seen, demonstrates Grant's absolute mastery at 'ambiguity'. That man, handsome as he was, so extraordinarily charming, could 'play' with the audience like no other. He could play both fun and serious; open and reserved; switch dynamic several times in a scene, and still leave you mesmerised. How absolutely magnificent - Grant!
A favourite from childhood. Monty Woolewy's jolly down-at-heel professor was one of my favourite characters from cinema, and the purchase of the Christmas tree one of my favourite scenes. It opened up to me the possibilities for friendship in the 'Big City' which village life did not and yet it seems to describe the ideal village in the City
What else needs to be said: Monty Woolley > Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, James Gleason, Gladys Cooper, Elsa Lanchester, Sara Haden, Karolyn Grimes, Tito Vuolo, Regis Toomey, Sarah Edwards, Margaret McWade, Anne O'Neal, Ben Erway, Erville Alderson, Robert J. Anderson, Teddy Infuhr, Eugene Borden, Dorothy Vaughan