1 Oscar Actors: Grant, Cary–Career, Filmography, By Title, By Year, Our Reviews

Research in Progress: Oct 1, 2021

Cary Grant: Career Analysis

Age at First Film: 28

Age at Last Film: 62

Age at First Oscar nomination: 37

Career Span: 1932-1966: 34 years

Output: 72 features

Age at Death: 86

Cary Grant had made almost half of his features (34 out of 72) in the first decade of his career, most of which undistinguished.

He became a bona fide star in 1937, after the release of Topper, and Leo McCarey’s Oscar-winning comedy, The Awful Truth, opposite Irene Dunne.

Output by Decade:

1930s: 34

1940s: 21

1950s: 13

1960s: 4

Filmography (By Year)

1932: 7 features

This Is the Night, Stephen Mathewson, film debut


Sinners in the Sun, Ridgeway


Merrily We Go to Hell, Charlie Baxter

Devil and the Deep, Lieutenant Jaeckel

Blonde Venus, Nick Townsend


Hot Saturday, Romer Sheffield

Madame Butterfly, Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton


1933: 6 features

She Done Him Wrong, Capt. Cummings


The Woman Accused, Jeffrey Baxter


The Eagle and the Hawk, Henry Crocker


Gambling Ship, Ace Corbin


I’m No Angel, Jack Clayton


Alice in Wonderland. The Mock Turtle

1934: 4 features

Thirty-Day Princess, Porter Madison III


Born to Be Bad, Malcolm Trevor

Kiss and Make-Up, Dr. Maurice Lamar


Ladies Should Listen, Julian De Lussac

1935: 4 features

Enter Madame, Gerald Fitzgerald

Enter Madame (1935): Elliott Nugent’s Romantic Comedy, Starring Elissa Landi and Cary Grant | Emanuel Levy

Wings in the Dark, Ken Gordon

Wings in the Dark (1935): Aviation Melodrama, Starring Myrna Loy and the Young Cary Grant (Second Billing) | Emanuel Levy

The Last Outpost, Michael Andrews


Sylvia Scarlett, Jimmy Monkley

1936: 4

Big Brown Eyes, Det. Sgt. Danny Barr

Suzy, Andre Charville

The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss, Ernest Bliss
(aka Romance and Riches, The Amazing Adventure)

Wedding Present, Charlie Mason

1937: 4

When You’re in Love, Jimmy Hudson


Topper, George Kerby

The Toast of New York, Nicholas “Nick” Boyd


The Awful Truth, Jerry Warriner

1938: 2

Bringing Up Baby, Dr. David Huxley

Holiday, John “Johnny” Case


1939: 3

Gunga Din, Sgt. Archibald Cutter


Only Angels Have Wings, Geoff Carter

In Name Only, Alec Walker


1940: 4

His Girl Friday, Walter Burns

My Favorite Wife, Nick

The Howards of Virginia, Matt Howard

The Philadelphia Story, C. K. Dexter Haven


1941: 2

Penny Serenade, Roger Adams (Nominated–Best Actor)

Suspicion, Johnnie

1942: 2

The Talk of the Town, Leopold Dilg a.k.a. Joseph

Once Upon a Honeymoon, Patrick “Pat” O’Toole

1943: 2

Mr. Lucky, Joe Adams/Joe Bascopolous

Destination Tokyo, Capt. Cassidy

1944: 2

Once Upon a Time, Jerry Flynn

Arsenic and Old Lace, Mortimer Brewster

None But the Lonely Heart, Ernie Mott, Nominated–Best Actor


Night and Day, Cole Porter

Notorious, T.R. Devlin


The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Dick Nugent

The Bishop’s Wife, Dudley


Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Jim Blandings

Every Girl Should Be Married, Dr. Madison W. Brown


I Was a Male War Bride, Capt. Henri Rochard


Crisis, Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson


People Will Talk, Dr. Noah Praetorius


Room for One More, George “Poppy” Rose

Monkey Business, Dr. Barnaby Fulton


Dream Wife, Clemson Reade



To Catch a Thief, John Robie


An Affair to Remember, Nickie Ferrante

The Pride and the Passion, Anthony

Kiss Them for Me, Cmdr. Andy Crewson


Indiscreet, Philip Adams

Nominated–Golden Globe Award, Comedy

Houseboat, Tom Winters



North by Northwest, Roger O. Thornhill

Operation Petticoat, Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman, Nominated Golden Globe, Comedy


The Grass Is Greener, Victor Rhyall, Earl–Nominated–Golden Globe, Comedy


That Touch of Mink, Philip Shayne–Nominated – Golden Globe, Comedy


Charade, Peter Joshua /Alexander Dyle /Adam Canfield /Brian Cruikshank

BAFTA Award nominee for Best Foreign Actor; Nominated, Golden Globe Comedy


Father Goose, Walter Christopher Eckland


Walk, Don’t Run, Sir William Rutland–Final film role


Films in Alphabetical Order (A-Z): 72 films

An Affair to Remember

Alice in Wonderland

Arsenic and Old Lace

Awful Truth, The

Bachelor and B0bby

Big Brown Eyes

Bishop’s Wife

Blonde Venus

Born to Be Bad

10. Bringing Up Baby



Destination Tokyo

Devil and the Deep, the

Dream Wife

Eagle and the Hawk, the

Enter Madam

Every Girl Should

Father Goose

20. Gambling Ship

Grass Is Greener, The

Gunga Din

His Girl Friday


Hot Saturday

House Boat

Howards of Virginia

I Was a Male Bride

I’m No Angel

30. In Name Only


Kiss and Make up

Kiss Them

Ladies Should listen

Last Output, The

Madame Butterfly

Merrily We Go to Hell

Monkey Business

Mr. Blanding

40. Mr. Lucky

My Favorite Wife

Night and Day

None But the Lonely Heart

North by Northwest


Once Upon a Honeymoon

Once Upon a Time

Only Angels Have Wings

Operation Petticoat

50. Penny Serenade

People Will Talk

Philadelphia Story, The

Pride and Passion

romances and riches

Room for One More

She Done Him Wrong

Sinners in the Sun



60. Sylvia Scarlett

Talk of the Town

That Touch of Mink

Thirty-Day Princess

This Is the Night

To Catch a Thief

Toast of New York


Walk, Don’t Run

Wedding Present

When You’re

Wings in the Dark

72. Woman Accused