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Among Cary's most successful non-comedies were his four films with Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock. After working together on SUSPICION (1941), Hitch called on Cary again in 1946 for NOTORIOUS, his South American spy thriller co-starring Ingrid Bergman (at left) and Claude Rains.

On a plane to Rio with Ingrid in NOTORIOUS.

Yet Memorable Quotations:

  • "I'm an alien spouse of female military personnel en route to the United States under public law 271 of the congress." --as Capt. Henri Rochard in I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE (1949).
  • "My dear mother-in-law, I have not lost my temper with you for seven years. Don't trifle with your luck." --as Barnaby Fulton in MONKEY BUSINESS (1952).
  • "You're only old when you forget you're young." --as Barnaby Fulton in MONKEY BUSINESS (1952).
  • "I never know in advance when I'm going to be a genius." --as Barnaby Fulton in MONKEY BUSINESS (1952).
  • "School's open again. Professor Robie will now conduct a lesson on bad manners and how to get a spanking fast." --as John Robie in TO CATCH A THIEF (1955).
  • "You're a jackpot of admirable character traits." --as John Robie in TO CATCH A THIEF (1955).

Back to comedy, Cary finds his irrepressible charm problematic when it wins him an underage admirer (Shirley Temple) with a judge for an older sister (Myrna Loy) in THE BACHELOR AND THE BOBBY-SOXER (1947).

The following year, Cary and Loy personified the materialistic ambitions of post-war middle-class Americans in MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE (1948), also featuring Melvyn Douglas.

Returning briefly to screwball comedy of the gender-bending variety, Cary was paired with Ann Sheridan in I WAS A MALE WAR BRIDE (1949), the fourth of Cary's five comedies directed by Howard Hawks.

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