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Amazing Adventure (Special Edition) [VHS]

4.7 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews

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  • Actors: Cary Grant, Mary Brian, Peter Gawthorne, Henry Kendall, Leon M. Lion
  • Directors: Alfred Zeisler
  • Writers: E. Phillips Oppenheim, John L. Balderston
  • Producers: Alfred Zeisler, Otto Klement, Robert Garrett
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Delta
  • VHS Release Date: 1 Jan. 2000
  • Run Time: 68 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CZ2C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 551,710 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Tony Curtis presents this rare Cary Grant British feature. Rich, idle socialite Ernest Bliss (Grant) inherits a fortune in Depression-hit England. Bored and frustrated he has a bet with his Harley Street physician that he can live on his wits alone for a year, otherwise he must give £50,000 to the doctor's charity. Along the way he meets the beautiful Frances Clayton (Mary Brian), who threatens to distract him from his wager.

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... while there is not as much of his usual almost-farsical comedy, Cary is as usual great in this role, as a rich man who as a bet decides to live on what he has in his pocket. Naturally he falls in love and has to decide whether to let the girl know what she's stumbled upon...
Not his best but then, I've never seen a Cary Grant film I didn't like.
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Cary Grant plays modern day Buddha in this classic movie set in London (1937) during the post depression era. Ernest Bliss (Cary Grant) temporarily gives up his riches to become working poor to understand his apparent illness, and seek enlightenment. He rents an apartment from an old lady who is compassionate and understanding. He works for a limousine service company as a driver where he meets a caring worker. He falls in love with a young woman named Frances Clayton (Mary Brian), and learns a crucial thing in life; to be in love, the lady doesn't have to be beautiful or wealthy, but all heart will do. During his adventure; he sees life, people, poverty, suffering, and sadness. He understands that people in spite of all uncertainties in life find happiness with what they have, and they care about another human being. He gradually realizes that his wealth is an obstacle in pursuit of happiness and to have peace in eternal life. Cary Grant has performed brilliantly with his usual caliber and charm, but I was impressed most with the performance of Mary Brian, who is loving, yet so vulnerable in life. My favorite scenes are when she interviews Ernest Bliss for his first job and later when he proposes to her on the steps of the building Frances works. This is a heart warming movie which doesn't have Christmas theme or set in Christmas time, but very appropriate for Christmas time viewing
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This film is a superficial examination of society and the disparity between rich and poor though I can't see someone giving up their wealth forever! Despite its' boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy finds girl again and sweeps her off her feet sub-plot (and all the predictable events that go with it)it remains a sincere film aided by Grants' perforamce and the apparent ease with which he makes the transition from rich to poor. Having been through the reverse process in real life, the end scenes where Grant appears to appreciate his wealth all the more seem to ring truer than all the others.
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Cary Grant plays modern day Buddha in this classic movie set in London (1937) during the post depression era. Ernest Bliss (Cary Grant) temporarily gives up his riches to become working poor to understand his apparent illness, and seek enlightenment. He rents an apartment from an old lady who is compassionate and understanding. He works for a limousine service company as a driver where he meets a caring worker. He falls in love with a young woman named Frances Clayton (Mary Brian), and learns a crucial thing in life; to be in love, the lady doesn't have to be beautiful or wealthy, but all heart will do. During his adventure; he sees life, people, poverty, suffering, and sadness. He understands that people in spite of all uncertainties in life find happiness with what they have, and they care about another human being. He gradually realizes that his wealth is an obstacle in pursuit of happiness and to have peace in eternal life. Cary Grant has performed brilliantly with his usual caliber and charm, but I was impressed most with the performance of Mary Brian, who is loving, yet so vulnerable in life. My favorite scenes are when she interviews Ernest Bliss for his first job and later when he proposes to her on the steps of the building Frances works. This is a heart warming movie which doesn't have Christmas theme or set in Christmas time, but very appropriate for Christmas time viewing
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Ernest Bliss (Cary Grant) is one of the idle rich and is challenged by his doctor Sir James Alroyd (Peter Gawthorne) to earn his living for a full year without dipping into his personal wealth. He takes on the challenge and guess what?.....he finds love....

This film ticks along at a nice pace as Cary Grant tries his hand at a couple of jobs. We encounter funny situations as he uses his wealth to provide for those that he encounters, eg, the order for 100 fireplaces and the moment he is sacked as a chauffer and immediately buys the company and sacks the manager back and puts his chauffer buddy in charge. There is also a funny situation when he finds himself back at his own flat which is being rented by a couple of crooks. We watch as the new tenants smoke his cigars and drink his port without realizing who he is.

Overall, this film is an entertaining 65 minutes. It says 80 minutes on the cover of the dvd that I bought, but it isn't. It's lightweight and amusing.
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