Watch: Becoming Cary Grant 2017 123movies, Full Movie Online – The future star grow up as Archie Leach, son of a tailor in Bristol, but was traumatized when his parent’s marriage broke down, leading to his father leaving for another and the bottle, his mother utterly abandoning him to be raised by an aunt. A friend introducing him as knave to the variety theatre, he joined a traveling company and on their first-ever tour overseas stayed behind in New York. He gradually made his way I-on Broadway as handsome antagonist, until offered a Hollywood contract with Paramount, which proved rather disappointing, but he went on to become a major star, brilliant under directors like Hitchcock who tapped into his commoner past. Several marriages brought mostly frustration, like the reconciliation with his mother, whom he put up in an English home, only his daughter proved a relationship for life..
Plot: 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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Cary Grant wants to be Cary Grant!
Lets get the first thing out of the way. Cary Grant is one of the performers I admire greatly. I have not researched his career in depth but I was aware of his real name. Learning about his troubled childhood and his relationship with his mother and women was enlightening. I was shocked to find out he used LSD, under medical supervision, to better understand himself and was more shocked to find out about his weaknesses. He did turn those weaknesses into a strength though and became a better performer by understanding himself.
Recommended viewing for his fans and amateur shrinks.
Very disappointing biography of who was probably America’s greatest actor
I was really looking forward to this. I had read what was probably the best written biography of Grant (by Marc Eliot), but I thought so much could be done with film supplementing the story.
The best addition — a look at the LSD sessions. Worst deletion — even the mention that Grant may have been bisexual or gay.
And then there are the MANY films Grant took himself (like home movies). Occasionally they are meaningful to the story, but often you looked at them having no idea who the people were in them, what the buildings, or why they were important. Similarly, there were excerpts from films that implied that they had some deep meanings about Grant’s real life. Or then again, maybe they were just words written by a screen play writer.
I’d say buy the book by Marc Eliot. I would guess that a lot of people will be disappointed by this video version of Cary Grant’s life.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 25 min (85 min), 52 min (TV) (Norway)
Genre Documentary, Biography
Director Mark Kidel
Writer Mark Kidel, Nick Ware
Actors Mark Kidel, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra
Country France, United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
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Negative Format N/A
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Printed Film Format N/A