Grant, Cary: Career, Filmography and Reviews

Cary Grant: Career Analysis

Age at First Film: 28

Age at Last Film: 62

Career Span: 1932-1966–34 years

Output: 72 features

Age at first Oscar nomination: 37

 

Grant made almost half of his features (34 out of 72) in the first decade of his career.

He became a bona fide star in 1937, after the release of 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

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Sinners in the Sun, Ridgeway

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Merrily We Go to Hell, Charlie Baxter

Devil and the Deep, Lieutenant Jaeckel

Blonde Venus, Nick Townsend

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Hot Saturday, Romer Sheffield

Madame Butterfly, Lieutenant B.F. Pinkerton

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1933: 6 features

She Done Him Wrong, Capt. Cummings

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The Woman Accused, Jeffrey Baxter

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The Eagle and the Hawk, Henry Crocker

 

Gambling Ship, Ace Corbin

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I’m No Angel, Jack Clayton

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Alice in Wonderland. The Mock Turtle

1934: 4 features

Thirty-Day Princess, Porter Madison III

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Born to Be Bad, Malcolm Trevor

Kiss and Make-Up, Dr. Maurice Lamar

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Ladies Should Listen, Julian De Lussac

1935: 4 features

Enter Madame, Gerald Fitzgerald

Wings in the Dark, Ken Gordon

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

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Topper, George Kerby

The Toast of New York, Nicholas “Nick” Boyd

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The Awful Truth, Jerry Warriner

1938: 2

Bringing Up Baby, Dr. David Huxley

Holiday, John “Johnny” Case

 

1939: 3

Gunga Din, Sgt. Archibald Cutter

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Only Angels Have Wings, Geoff Carter

In Name Only, Alec Walker

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1940: 4

His Girl Friday, Walter Burns

My Favorite Wife, Nick

The Howards of Virginia, Matt Howard

The Philadelphia Story, C. K. Dexter Haven

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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

1946

Night and Day, Cole Porter

Notorious, T.R. Devlin

1947

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, Dick Nugent

The Bishop’s Wife, Dudley

1948

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, Jim Blandings

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

1949

I Was a Male War Bride, Capt. Henri Rochard

1950

Crisis, Dr. Eugene Norland Ferguson

1951

People Will Talk, Dr. Noah Praetorius

1952

Room for One More, George “Poppy” Rose

Monkey Business, Dr. Barnaby Fulton

1953

Dream Wife, Clemson Reade

1955

To Catch a Thief, John Robie

1957

An Affair to Remember, Nickie Ferrante

The Pride and the Passion, Anthony

Kiss Them for Me, Cmdr. Andy Crewson

1958

Indiscreet, Philip Adams, Nominated–Golden Globe Award, Comedy

Houseboat, Tom Winters

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1959

North by Northwest, Roger O. Thornhill

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

1960

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

1962

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

1963

Charade, Peter Joshua /Alexander Dyle /Adam Canfield /Brian Cruikshank, BAFTA Award nominee for Best Foreign Actor; Nominated, Golden Globe Comedy

1964

Father Goose, Walter Christopher Eckland

1966

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

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