Historic Everett Theatre showing two Cary Grant classics on New Year’s Day

  • Wed Dec 28th, 2011 5:26pm
  • Life

Try a little class and some comedy to start off 2012.

Watch Cary Grant, one of the classiest men in movies, Sunday at Historic Everett Theatre in two films.

Grant charms you with his madcap antics in “His Girl Friday” at 2 p.m., then stirs in some thrills with the comic mystery “Charade” at 4 p.m.

His Girl Friday” is a 1940, wild, behind-the-scenes ride through an exciting newspaper story and an equally exciting romance.

This zany remake of “The Front Page” has ace reporter Hildy Johnson (Rosalind Russell) trying to evade the tricks of Walter Burns (Grant), her ex-husband and current editor, who wants to keep her from remarrying.

To carry out his scheme, Burns frames the other man, Bruce Baldwin (Ralph Bellamy), in a nonstop crazy fashion all the while trying to steer Hildy back into her old job — and his arms.

Charade” stars Grant with Audrey Hepburn and supporting actors Walter Matthau and James Coburn, this is first-class entertainment, suspense tinged with sexy interludes and music by Henry Mancini.

Regina (Hepburn) is being chased by men who believe her murdered husband has stolen and hidden a fortune.

Grant has a tough time maintaining one identity. He believes the money has come from a World War II payroll.

All think Regina knows where the money is and the plot gets stickier as her pursuers begin to turn up dead.

“His Girl Friday” starts at 2 p.m. followed by “Charade” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. All tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the box office or by phone at 425-258-6766.

Herald staff