Cary Grant: A Class Apart

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Original Broadcast: January 07, 2004 (USA)
Directed by: Robert Trachtenberg
Written by: Robert Trachtenberg
Produced by: Robert Trachtenberg
Running Time: 87 minutes

"Cary Grant: A Class Apart" celebrates the star's career and persona while not avoiding the controversy of his private life. Movie clips, rare home movies and other footage traces his journey from humble music-hall acrobat to Hollywood legend. Colleagues (Ralph Bellamy, George Cukor, Stanley Donen, Howard Hawks, George Kennedy, Eva Marie Saint), wives (Barbara Grant, Betsy Drake), critics - they and others share anecdotes and insights. And excerpts from Grant's essays add perspectives from the fascinating and complex star who once said: "Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I..."
Cast & Characters
Helen Mirren (Narrator), Jeremy Northam (Narrator), Jeanine Basinger, Peter Bogdanovich, David Denby, Stanley Donen, Betsy Drake, Samantha Eggar, James Harvey, Martin Landau, Ralph Lauren, Ernest Lehman, Roderick Mann, Todd McCarthy, Dina Merrill, Elvis Mitchell, Nancy Nelson, Eva Marie Saint, Sidney Sheldon, Jill St. John
Production Notes
"Cary Grant: A Class Apart" was nominated as Outstanding Nonfiction Special at the 2005 Primetime Emmy Awards.