31 DAYS OF OSCAR: THE BEST OF THE P’S

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Katharine Hepburn’s comeback film.  She was labeled “box office poison” in 1938 and decided to buy out her contract at RKO.  Hepburn went to Broadway to do the play The Philadelphia Story.  The play was a smash hit and she bought the film rights with her starring and she could pick the two male leads.  She wanted Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy, but both were unavailable.  Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart were nice consolation prizes.


The Pink Panther (1963)

This movie wasn’t originally centered on Inspector Clouseau, it was going to be a series of films about a famous jewel thief, played by David Niven.  During production, the director Blake Edwards changed his mind and focused the movie on Peter Seller’s character.  Niven wasn’t too happy about that.


A Place in the Sun (1951)

Boy meets girl.  Boy falls in love with girl.  Boy has pregnant girlfriend who wants him to marry her.  What’s a boy to do?


Poltergeist (1982)

Forget the remake.  Watch this instead.

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