© 1940 Columbia Pictures Corporation

The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Director: Frank Lloyd
Starring: Cary Grant
Martha Scott
Cedric Hardwicke
Costume design: Irene Saltern
Year: 1940

Cary Grant thought he was miscast in this film about colonial Virginia, and I am inclined to agree with him. It is strange to see the actor, who looked better in a pinstripe suit than any other man who ever appeared on screen, stomping around the woods in buckskins. Although he didn’t have any idea why he was in this film, being a consummate professional, Grant did the best he could, and more or less pulls off his portrayal of an impassioned separatist during the American Revolutionary War with a father-in-law who is a fierce loyalist.

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