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Katharine Hepburn movies: 20 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘The Lion in Winter,’ ‘On Golden Pond,’ ‘Bringing Up Baby’

Katharine Hepburn would’ve celebrated her 112th birthday on May 12, 2019. With four Oscars victories in Best Actress, Hepburn holds the record for the most wins by any performer, but how many of her titles remain classics? In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 20 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best. Born in 1907, Hepburn got her start on the stage before setting her sights on Hollywood, winning her first Oscar for playing an aspiring Broadway star in “Morning Glory” (1933). Despite this early success, Hepburn found herself labeled “box office poison” after a series of flops throughout the decade. She returned to theater with “The Philadelphia Story,” and the 1940 film version provided her with a big screen comeback from which she never faltered. Continue here

The Philadelphia Story: Katharine Hepburn’s Hollywood Comeback Story

When talking about Star Power in the context of cinema, no light burned brighter than Katharine Hepburn. Her star simply shined the brightest in a galaxy full of them. A prime example of this can be illustrated by the 1940 romantic screwball comedy “The Philadelphia Story”. Even when flanked by two of the most popular movie stars of all time, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart, it is Hepburn who leaves the lasting impression on the audience. What many people do not know however is that “The Philadelphia Story”, in addition to being considered a classic piece of American cinema, represented the last, best chance for Katharine Hepburn to make her Hollywood comeback. A 1940 review from Variety magazine sums up Hepburn’s immense contribution to the film quite succulently as it states, “For Miss Hepburn this is something of a screen comeback. Whether it means she has reestablished herself in pictures is something that can’t be said from this viewing for she doesn’t play in “The Philadelphia Story”; she is “The Philadelphia Story” (Golden). Read More here

Montgomery Clift movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘A Place in the Sun,’ ‘From Here to Eternity’

Montgomery Clift would’ve celebrated his 98th birthday on October 17, 2018. The iconic actor gave only a small number of onscreen performances before his untimely death in 1966 at the age of 45. Yet several of those titles remain classics. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look back at 12 of his greatest films, ranked worst to best.

“Suddenly, Last Summer” is the kind of lurid blending of homosexuality and cannibalism that only Tennessee Williams could conceive. Clift plays a psychiatrist summoned by the wealthy Mrs. Venable (Katharine Hepburn) to lobotomize her niece (Elizabeth Taylor), who harbors a terrible secret about the death of her cousin, Sebastian. Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz films this disturbing material as explicitly as the censors would allow,.

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