One of the more celebrated screen duos (in my mind at least) is the onscreen duo of Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. There are the those films that stand out – namely The Philadelphia Story and Bringing Up Baby. But one of the lesser-known films, Holiday, is the one I would like to feature as this week’s contribution to Todd Mason’s ongoing blogging meme.
SYNPOSIS: Based on a stage play by Philip Barry, an unhappy heiress (Hepburn) falls in love with her stodgy sister’s freethinking fiance (Grant).
This is a ‘holiday’ film but not a holiday-themed film (if that makes any sense). Regardless, whenever I see this film, I cannot help but be taken into the film. It is not a totally zany, screwball like Baby but it strikes just the right balance (kudos to Mr. George Cukor, among many others). Besides, I would watch Cary Grant read the telephone directory …
Check out a clip from the movie: