Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Wendy's Films of 2010 #22: The Talk of the Town (1942)

What a great shot eh? Cary Grant is so charismatic, so handsome, so wonderful. Those eyes; that chin!

Ahem. Well. It was a pretty standard story; you've got your female love interest, your intrigue, your hero in trouble. I really enjoyed it though. Grant plays an escaped convict attempting to prove his innocence, who hides in the attic of a house that is being rented by one of the top lawyers in the country (Ronald Colman), and they both fall in love with Miss Nora Shelley (Jean Arthur), who owns and rents out the house. It's an interesting idea, playing with the idea of law, what it should mean, and how it should be enforced. Both Grant and Colman are captivating, though Arthur's character gets a little silly about halfway through, but she thankfully redeems herself in the end.

I would recommend this one to anyone looking for an old classic they might not have seen, especially those who are fond of Cary Grant or lawyers with beards.

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