A delightful comedy with all the sophistication that Cukor could muster, the famous Barry play is enhanced by the fine talents of Hepburn and Grant. She's a rich socialite who wants to experience the newness of life high and low, he is the poor boy from the wrong side of the tracks.
From the Classic Movie Docs library - Katharine Hepburn's, who's movie career covered over 60 years, was known for playing empowered, intelligent and sophisticated women. Hepburn was to win 4 Academy Awards (a record number) as well as becoming a cultural icon as an influential figure in the changing perception of women, and made her final screen appearance in 1994 at the age of 87.
A beautiful girl is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the violent death of her cousin. The doctor uses a truth serum on her and confirms his suspicions that her "hallucinations" areindeed fact. The shock causes her wealthy aunt to relapse into unreality.
A war time romance bloomes in WWII between canteen hostess Eileen and visiting soldier Dakota at New York's famous Stage Door Canteen. Their story provides the backdrop for showing the greatest film, stage, comedy, and musical actors of the day performing multiple plays, acts, and musical numbers, or serving drinks and food to U.S. servicemen at this famous non-profit establishment. See the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Helen Hayes, Kenny Baker, Ralph Bellamy, Charlie McCarthy, Ray Bolger, Tallulah Bankhead, Jean Hersholt, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harpo Marx, Johnny Weissmuller, and many more in this star-studded production. At the time, profits for this film were entirely donated to various wartime fundraising efforts.
10 Hollywood love stories, including the romances of Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner, and more.
After Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) falls for the dashing Peter Joshua (Cary Grant) on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband was murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World War II cronies, who are after a fortune the quartet stole while behind enemy lines. But why does Peter keep changing his name?
An American spinster's dream of romance finally becomes a bittersweet reality when she meets a handsome--but married--Italian man while vacationing in Venice. Katharine Hepburn's sensitive portrayal of the lonely heroine and Jack Hildyard's glorious Technicolor photography make Summertime an endearing and visually enchanting film.