"Black and White" and/or "English" movies were not my cup of tea during my younger days. But it all changed when I got the chance to watch(left, right and center!) some wonderful old b/w English movies some years back. The movies of this time are simple(no graphics, no jigna work!), touching(but not melodramatic like our Indian counterparts), short and sweet.
Guess, I will start with Romantic Comedies(february aache!)! The Star who pops to everyone's mind associated with this genre is Cary Grant. With his classy looks and casual acting, he captivated everyone. He along with director Howard Hawks made some of the best Screwball Comedies!
I was a Male War Bride with Ann Sheridan
Bringing up Baby, The Philadelphia Story with Katherine Hepburn
The Talk of the Town, Only Angels have Wings with Jean Arthur
His Girl Friday with Rosalind Russell
Charade(Not a b/w movie but a cute romantic thriller) with the ravishing Audrey Hepburn
And for the Hitchcock fans, Grant did North by North West, To catch a Thief, Notorious and Suspicion.
So, the next time you find an old b/w movie with Cary Grant on TV, don't flip the channel!!!
P.S. - On a related note, I found this - Rare photos of India's Past in the BBC website today.