Tribute to a leading man

Not long after Archibald Leach’s mother was placed in a mental institution by his father and told only that she had gone away on a long holiday, young Archie ran away and joined the circus at age sixteen. Fourteen years later, at age 28, he changed his name to Cary Grant and landed his first leading role opposite Marlene Deitrich.

The rest, as they say, is history, and to commemorate Grant’s prolific career BAM is hosting a retrospective of some of his greatest work. If you missed MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAMHOUSE last Friday, make up for it tomorrow night with TOPPER, great early Grant, or TO CATCH A THIEF, co-starring a stunning and hard-to-get Grace Kelly.

For extra credit rent FATHER GOOSE, his second to last film in which he plays “The Filthy Beast,” a drinking, swearing, but somehow debonair weathered sea dog, starring opposite Leslie Caron amid WWII chaos.