DEXTER: You look beautiful, Red. Come on in.
DEXTER: No particular reason. A drink maybe?
TRACY: I don’t drink.
She was this slip of a women and I never liked skinny women. But she had this thing, this air you might call it, the most totally magnetic women I’d ever seen, and probably ever seen since. You had to look at her, you had to listen to her, there was no escaping her.
- Cary Grant
At the end of Bringing Up Baby she climbs up high on a ladder next to the brontosaurus, to apologize for what has happened. The ladder falls, and she climbs to the back of the brontosaurus, where I’m standing on a platform. She had to get over the brontosaurus. As she moves, the brontosaurus starts to collapse. I told her when and how to let go. I told her to aim for my wrists, an old circus trick. You can’t let go of that kind of grip, whereas if you go for the hands, you’ll slip. She went right for my wrists, and I pulled her up. Kate was marvelously trusting if she thought you knew what you were doing.
Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942)
Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant in Suspicion (1941)
Top Twenty Favorite Films [in no order] → 14. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
You have everything it takes to make a lovely woman except the one essential: an understanding heart. And without that you might just as well be made of bronze.