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Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)
Cary Grant, debonair movie star, was born 108 years ago. To mark the anniversary of his birth, here is a look at one of the few Cary Grant films made in the mystery genre, Suspicion (1941), and at the charming man himself.
Cary Grant in Charade
This third and final article in honour of Cary Grant and the 108th anniversary of his birth focuses on one of his final movies, Charade (1963). Who killed Regina Lampert's husband? Does she know anything about the stolen money? And who exactly is Peter Joshua?
Cary Grant in North by Northwest
In a mistaken identity nightmare, Roger O. Thornhill becomes a man pursued. Who is the mysterious Kaplan? And whose side is the beautiful Eve really on? This continuing tribute to Cary Grant, born 108 years ago, looks at one of his best loved movies, North by Northwest.
There is something special about ten year old Lilith Sullivan. When social worker Emily Jenkins rescues Lilith from a dreadful situation and then offers to foster her, she little realizes the effect such a seemingly innocent child will have on her life, or her sanity. Starring Renee Zellweger.
Dead of Night Movie Review
A supernatural horror mystery from 1945, Dead of Night was the first movie to weave together an anthology of stories with a linking narrative. A spooky collection of tales involving nightmares, haunting and a dummy with a mind of its own – what is the mystery behind Walter Craig’s recurring dream?
Dr Joe Darrow is devastated by the death of his wife and unborn child. He receives messages that seem to come from the spirit world, but what is it that his wife so urgently wants him to know? Kevin Costner stars in this 2002 mystery movie.
Tension crackles and psychological games abound in a gripping story of jealousy and revenge. Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling star in a crime mystery thriller from 2007.
From Time to Time
Staying at his grandmother’s old manor house, Tolly finds himself caught up in the events of more than a hundred years ago. Perhaps Tolly and the ghosts of Green Knowe can solve an old mystery in this delightful movie, adapted and directed by Julian Fellowes and starring Maggie Smith.
Called the most beautiful woman in movie history, Gene Tierney is remembered for her varied movie roles, including some great mysteries. Her personal life, though, was less than a happy ever after story.
Gone Baby Gone Movie Review
Released in 2007 Ben Affleck’s directorial debut is a crime mystery that poses a difficult moral question. A little girl has disappeared. Will she be found? Should she be found?
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