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Try a little action with your romance: films for Valentine’s Day

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If you like a little action with your romance try:

Romancing the Stone:

This 1984 romance-action-comedy stars Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, and Danny DeVito. I especially love how Kathleen Turner’s character evolves in the film from the timid, mousy, up-tight romance writer to the confident, self-assured, sexy, romance participant. This has to be my favorite Michael Douglas role as the mostly-good guy and delectable, Jack Coulter. It’s just a fun, entertaining film. Rated PG, 106 minutes.


This 1963 film features the classiest guy and gal in the world, Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant. It’s a romance-thriller-comedy that also stars a young Walter Matthau as the bad guy and James Coburn, George Kennedy, and Ned Glass as the supporting bad boys. The director, Stanley Donen, also directed Singing in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Funny Face, and Two for the Road. Charade was mostly filmed in Paris and you just can’t get any classier than that!  Not rated, 113 minutes.


Christmas classics: The Bishop’s Wife

Probably not as well-known as some of the other Christmas classics,this is a favorite because the suave and sexy Cary Grant is improbably cast as an angel…an angel with a devilish glint in his eye. Delicious! Released in 1947, the film was nominated for 5 Academy Awards including best picture, best director, and best music. 


Favorite scene: drinking sherry with the Professor and oddly-behaving wine glasses.

B & W/not rated/109 minutes.                                   

Cary Grant                    Dudley
Loretta Young             Julia Brougham
David Niven                  Bishop Henry Brougham
Monty Wooley             Professor Wutheridge
James Gleason             Sylvester
Gladys Cooper              Mrs. Hamilton (aka Henry Higgins mother in                                                                       My Fair Lady)
Elsa Lanchester           Mathilda, the housekeeper (aka Katie Nanna                                                                           in Mary Poppins)