Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in an original publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

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Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in Only Angels Have Wings (1939).  It was Cary’s first significant dramatic role, and his only drama of five films with Howard Hawks.

Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in Only Angels Have Wings (1939) on the cover of a foreign magazine

Monkey Business

Cary Grant takes out the office secretary Marilyn Monroe while he’s under the influence of B4 in Monkey Business (1952).

Monkey Business

Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant are a happily married couple, Barnaby and Edwina Fulton, in Monkey Business (1952).

Monkey Business

Cary Grant, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Coburn filming a scene for Monkey Business (1952).  That could be the top of Howard Hawks’ head in the foreground.

Monkey Business

Cary Grant bonds with Esther the Chimp in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).  He wasn’t so fond of Baby the Leopard when he made his first Howard Hawks comedy classic, Bringing Up Baby.

Monkey Business

Cary Grant starts to feel the effects of B4, the experimental youth drug, in Monkey Business (1952).

Monkey Business

Boss Charles Coburn has trouble relating to the Fultons who are both under the influence of B4 in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).

I Was a Male War Bride

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I Was a Male War Bride (1949) was Howard Hawks’ most successful comedy on its first release.  While it is still delightful, it is not a comedy masterpiece alongside his Twentieth Century, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday and Monkey Business.

I Was a Male War Bride

Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan on location in Baden- Wuttemburg, Germany for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan are husband and wife in I Was a Male War Bride (1949).  Cary was also married in his final Hawks film, Monkey Business (1952), to Ginger Rogers.  In His Girl Friday (1940) he was divorced from Rosalind Russell. and he was single in Bringing Up Baby and Only Angels Have Wings.

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant and Ann Sheridan in costume sight seeing in Germany in a publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

I Was a Male War Bride

Cary Grant in a wardrobe test for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

Cary Grant in a wardrobe test for I Was a Male War Bride (1949)

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant as French Capt. Henri Rochard in a publicity still for  I Was a Male War Bride (1949)