His Girl Friday

The back of this publicity still reads

DISCUSSING A CAREFULLY SELECTED CAST…for Howard Hawks’ latest Columbia production, “His Girl Friday,” which co-stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, with Ralph Bellamy. Left to right Ira Uhr, casting director, Grant and Hawks. (D-Col-48-P-50)

I Was a Male War Bride

Kenneth Tobey has his arms folded observing the antics of husband and wife Ann Sheridan and Cary Grant in an original publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949). It was the fourth of five films Cary Grant made with Howard Hawks, starting with Bringing Up Baby (1938), to Monkey Business (1952). They were all comedies, excepting Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

Monkey Business

Howard Hawks directing Monkey Business (1952) with Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe.

Bringing Up Baby

Actress Sally Eilers visits Howard Hawks and Cary Grant on the set of Bringing Up Baby (1938). Sally had 69 acting credits in her career, from 1927 to 1950, and had uncredited bits in three of Howard’s silent films, The Cradle Snatchers, Fazil, and Paid to Love.

Only Angels Have Wings

Cary Grant and Jean Arthur in Only Angels Have Wings (1939). Cary had been seen mostly in comedies, and a few unsuccessful dramas. This was his dramatic breakthrough.

Only Angels Have Wings

Victor Killian and Cary Grant in an original publicity still for Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

Only Angels Have Wings

only4Thomas Mitchell and Cary Grant in Only Angels Have Wings (1939), Cary’s first successful drama.

 

Monkey Business

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Ginger Rogers and Cary Grant in an original publicity still for Monkey Business (1952).  After she split with Fred Astaire so she wouldn’t be pigeon holed as Fred’s partner, Ginger never danced with anyone else on screen.  She did not have any dancing partners before her first dance with Fred.

His Girl Friday

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John Qualen gets carried off as reporters Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell lock arms in a scene from His Girl Friday (1940)

His Girl Friday

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Rosalind Russell and Cary Grant as divorced newspaper reports Hildy Johnson and Walter Burns in His Girl Friday (1940).

His Girl Friday

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Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy are a love triangle in His Girl Friday (1940).

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant as the male war bride in I Was a Male War Bride (1949), with Ann Sheridan as the groom?

I Was a Male War Bride

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Cary Grant as Capt Henri Rochard and Ann Sheridan as his wife, 1st Lt Catherine Gates in a publicity still for I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

Bringing Up Baby

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original publicity still for Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Bringing Up Baby

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Howard Hawks behind the scenes of Bringing Up Baby (1938) with Cary Grant flat on his back, Katharine Hepburn and a woman who may be the original author Hagar Wilde, whom Howard Hawks employed to help on the screenplay.