Every Girl Should Be Married (1948)

‘Every Girl Should be married,’ is what Dr. Madison Brown says. Anabel Sims, played by Betsy Drake, takes the advice and goes about searching for a perfect husband.

Dr. Madison Brown, played by Cary Grant, plays a reputed paediatrician. He is a noted bachelor too.

Anabel Sims is determined to find Mr. Right finds Dr. Madison very apt as her perfect husband. The movie involves a series of plots in which she stalks Dr. Madison.

She plays the role of a department store salesclerk; when Dr. Madison asks for her help to purchase few things, she decides him to be the one.

She finds all possible information about him, routines, and whereabouts. Knowing her intentions, Dr. Madison tries his best to fend off her.

She uses the help of Roger Sanford, who is a thrice-married playboy. It so happens, Roger falls in love with Anabel. She uses this to tease Dr. Madison and make him feel jealous. All of them turn out to be unsuccessful.

After a series of funny plots and dialogues, the movie culminates when Dr. Madison knows of Roger’s success with a woman and tries to stop them from getting married.

While waiting for Anabel at her place, Old Joe, long-time hometown beau of Anabel, unexpectedly. In the end, Dr. Madison does ask her hand for marriage.

Released in 1948, this movie directed by Don Hartman was one of the highest grosser of 1948.

This romantic comedy is hilarious, and Cary Grant proves his mettle with his sheer comic timing. A pretty Betsy Drake plays a role of a stalker literally.

Rope (1948)

The narration of a movie based on a ‘prop’ is interesting. This movie happens to be the first ‘Alfred Hitchcock’ movie in colour. The film was shot in a single set; this movie throws up many exciting scenarios and a series of long takes. This movie is loosely based on a real-life murder committed by University of Chicago students known as the Leopold & Loeb case.

The movie stars James Stewart as Rupert Cadell. Superior vs. Inferior’s debatable theory is the theme, and the whole film revolves around the hideous intentions being masked by this theory.

James Stewart has the final say and, in his way, explains while being ashamed of his theory ‘Superior vs. Inferior.’

Hitchcock doesn’t make a live cameo; instead, his profile on a neon signboard outside the window. Apart from James Stewart, John Dall as Brandon Call, Farley Granger as Philip Morgan are the movie’s main characters. Dick Hogan as David Kentley is the subject around which the film unfolds.

Sir Cedric Hardwicke makes an appearance for a while as David’s father. Joan Chandler completes the movie cast of a young actress missing the list.

(DISCLAIMER) The story is about a young student named David Kentley being strangled by a ‘ROPE’ by his friends Brandon Call and Philip Morgan. The reasons are not known and are not a matter of concern as far this movie goes. The only point was the intellectual superiority.

The body is hidden inside a chest where supposedly books were meant to be kept. Brandon hosts a party at his place to ensure everything is normal. He makes a mistake by inviting Rupert Cadell, who unveils the mystery when David’s absence in the party raised many concerns.

The movie was an adapted version of the same title in 1929 by Patrick Hamilton.

Released in 1948, the movie Rope was one of Hitchcock’s ‘Infamous five lost’ movies.