|Grant in The Philadelphia Story trailer|
|The hilarious Bringing Up Baby actually lost money—despite Hepburn's surprising flair for screwball comedy.|
Suspicion was the first of a series of Hitchcock thrillers in which Grant appeared. The ending was left ambiguous when RKO refused to have their leading man play a murderer. An ending in which his wife leaves a letter for him to post naming him as her murderer was nixed, much to Hitch's disappointment. In filming Notorious, Grant met another person very dear to him: Ingrid Bergman. They both got around the Hayes code limit of 3 seconds per kiss by interrupting it with business and then resuming so the censors couldn't cut it.
"I've often been accused of being myself on the screen," Grant once remarked. "But being oneself on the screen is much more difficult than you would suppose." Perhaps his career evolved in such a way that he didn't care to play a character audiences wouldn't feel comfortable with?
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