Don’t let anyone tell you that a Harrison Ford film was not influenced by a Cary Grant film.
Has anyone come by any comparisons for these two fine fella? Submit your finds! :)
In 1943, Cary Grant portrayed a character by the name of Captain Cassidy in the film "Destination Tokyo" which told the story of the first air raid over Tokyo by a U.S. submarine sneaking into Tokyo Bay and placing a spy team ashore.
In 2002, Harrison Ford portrayed a character by the name of Captain Alexei Vostrikov in the film “K19: The Widowmaker”, which told the story about when Russia’s first nuclear submarine malfunctioned on its maiden voyage.
They tethered the director’s barely rivalled command of action and pacing to stories that were rich in comedy and as likely to appeal to women as to men. Indy was closer in spirit to Cary Grant than he was to Rocky, Rambo or John McClane, those gruff, weight-pumping knuckleheads who passed for heroes in the Eighties.
Thank you! It’s always so nice to meet fans of both Harrison Ford and Cary Grant. :) Hopefully I can update more really soon.