So Blonde Venus opposite Marlene Dietrich is a "mediocre" film? Has anyone involved with this doc seen this amazing, legendary Josef von Sternberg film? I think not. Or THE woman who infamously said something like "IF he can talk, I'll take him" after seeing him walking on the Paramount lot, THE woman who single-handedly saved Paramount during the early days of the Depression. Mae West's "She Done Him Wrong" is "mediocre"?
Did ANY film fans or film historians contribute to this? Plus the narrator and voice-over actors are bland, terrible accents, and doing a great disservice to the unique, delightful, complex man we know, love and admire as "Cary Grant."
I can't write more, cos I'll have to watch the rest of it later. I'm getting too irritated to continue. Do you know the delightful "The Awful Truth," one of THE funniest films ever, is a classic screwball comedy? IF I hadn't seen that film many times, I'd never know how funny it is, how he and Irene Dunne, and now Kate Hepburn in one of my all-time fave films, "Bringing Up Baby," were and remain comedy classics.
Iconic films, elevated with Cary Grant's unique charm, charismatic, innate brilliant timing, his graceful good looks, opposite two of the finest American actresses in timeless roles, yet none of that comes across in this dry, dull documentary.
You want to know about Cary Grant? Just watch his films. That will tell you far more than this pathetic, sad documentary.