Sunday, October 4, 2009

This Week's Poll: With which Cary Grant character would you most like to share an afternoon?

Here are the nominees:

Dudley, the angel from The Bishop's Wife - Dudley is very helpful to human beings he likes. You might want to invite him to help decorate your Christmas tree because he works very quickly and gets House Beautiful results. Likes to eat at Michel's and knows how to nip gossipers in the bud. Kind to cab drivers. Good ice skater. Rare coin collector. Motivational for your church choir. Wants good, platonic relationships only. Helps people realize what truly is most important in life.

Mortimer Brewster, from Arsenic and Old Lace - Mortimer is very loving towards his elderly aunts. Knows how to clean up after questionable circumstances. Has colorful family members including bugle blowing Teddy and murderer Jonathon. Newly married.


John Robie, from To Catch a Thief - John is very agile, even though retired from a very lucrative profession. Helps police solve crimes. Likes to go on picnics with lovely blondes. Is being imitated by a copy cat burglar.

Johnny Case, from Holiday - Johnny loves to have fun. Has very nice friends who love to have fun, too. Acrobatic. Willing to consider putting the needs of his love over his own. Able to walk away from an uncomfortable situation with dignity.

Dr. David Huxley, from Bringing Up Baby - David seems to be very bookish but knows how to let his hair down, with assistance. Fond of big cat hunting. Knows how to protect a woman during very embarrassing moments, like when your dress has ripped open and is thoroughly exposing your undergarments.

10 comments:

Rick29 said...

Toto, if I spend the afternoon with Cary as John Robie, will Grace Kelly be along for the ride, too? That could sway my vote!

sarkoffagus said...

Terrific post, toto! And some tough choices, as Cary Grant was a versatile actor and portrayed charming characters. I would like to share a platonic afternoon with John Robie. He's just so cool, and the fact that he's a thief wouldn't bother me one bit, since I've got absolutely nothing worth stealing. And if it was an afternoon around Christmas, well, I'm sure the gifts would be amazing. Thanks, toto! :)

The Lady Eve said...

Toto...I'll take any one of them or Dev in Notorious or Roger Thornhill in NbyNW (and it can be afternoon, morning or evening)...well, you get the picture. Great poll, great choices...

Paul 2 said...

Toto, John would be fun and like Rick if he brings Grace along well...... If that's not possible then I'll go with Dudley he knows how to have good clean fun.

ClassicBecky said...

Oh, it's gotta be Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. I LOVED that character. You would certainly never be bored! Love this poll!

Rupert said...

Any of these choices would be a great afternoon spent! Handsome, suave, urbane, funny....I could only aspire to be like the great Cary.

toto2 said...

I truly had fun reading all of your comments!Rick and Paul, I agree that it would be an added bonus to have Frances (aka Grace) join in. And Sark, I hadn't thought of the possible gifts John might procure. That made me smile! Eve, my only objection to Roger would be if he wanted to go to a bus stop in a remote area surrounded by fields. I don't know if I could run fast enough to avoid the crop dusting planes. But, aside from that, your point is very well taken. :) Becky, you are spot-on accurate about Mortimer and there never being a dull moment! Paul, Dudley would be such an intriguing companion. And I would love for him to decorate my Christmas tree! Rupert, ain't it the truth? Cary remains one of my favorite performers.

Dawn said...

Toto, Cary Grant, is one of my favorite actors..
John Robie, from To Catch a Thief is also one of my favorite characters. awesome blog..

toto2 said...

Dawn, I too love Cary. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sorry, it would have to be C.K. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story! Also, I saw Cary in his one man show, An Evening with Cary Grant, and he said that he thought Arsenic and Old Lace was one of his worst movies. But, even so, it is still better than most of the stuff out there today.
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