Video: Cary Grant - From Vaudeville to Hollywood

Handsome, charming, elegant — Cary Grant was the definitive Hollywood leading man. But the actor, born Archibald Leach in Bristol, took a swerve en route to suave: he started out as a vaudeville performer. Here BFI producer Nic Wassell, aided by voice over artist Romie Faienza, examines how pratfalls, acrobatics and stilt-walking helped Grant climb to the top rung of the Hollywood ladder.

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