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Favorite Screen Couples?


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There are sooo many screen teams out there in classic film, especially, with some more well known than others. I think some that I've always been a fan of are, Greer Garson/Walter Pidgeon, Myrna Loy/William Powell (and Myrna Loy with ANY man, to be honest), Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye (White Christmas), Bob Hope/Bing Crosby, Cary Grant/Rosalind Russell...

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I don't know if I think of Crosby/Kaye when thinking of screen couples.


I read or hear the term and think of "man/woman" couples!




And I'd say your forum handle contains one at the top of my list!


And, of course Bogey and Bacall


Tracy and Hepburn


Virginia Mayo and Steve Cochran  were seemingly paired together almost to the point I once thought they had something going!  But DID have good chemistry...


Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne worked well together.


So did Maureen with Brian Keith (Parent Trap)  AND with Jimmy Stewart(Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation)


But of course, when you START with greatness, you get great results.


And there are SO many good "pairings" to mention, and I'm in the middle of several dental proceedures, and my jaw is THROBBING too much for me to give respectable concentration.




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I always love the Errol Flynn/Olivia de Havilland pairing.  In fact, Errol could be paired up with anyone and it would work for me.  Alas, he and I were never a pair, but I would have had to have been born either 80 years earlier or at least invent time travel, lol.  If only Errol had appeared in a film where he played a dual roll.  Two Errol Flynns in one film, I don't know if I could handle it.


...Okay now that my fan girl moment is out of the way...


You mentioned many great pairings.. I also like:


-Lucy & Desi, who appeared together in my favorite film ever: The Long Long Trailer


-Katharine Hepburn/Cary Grant


-Clark Gable/Jean Harlow


-Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers


-Gene Kelly/Judy Garland

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Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr.  The rake and the lady.  They brought out the best in each other and seemed a great match.  Watching Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison is delightfully tortuous for this Catholic; God vs. Mitchum.  God wins but barely; don't ask me who I'd pick.  In The Sundownwers the sparks should be burning down the tent; these two are sexier in clothes than most of today's actors can ever be with it all off. 

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How many movies together before becoming a screen couple?

I like Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer (The Big Steal and Out of the Past).

And if we are including "teams," what about Jack Lemon and Walter Matthau? 

It can be a one-time pairing or a multiple-time pairing, it doesn't matter to me in the least. If you liked a specific pairing, just throw it on out there. :)

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Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in Charade

Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby in High Society

James Dean and Natalie Wood in Rebel Without a Cause

Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo in Avengers Age of Ultron

and right now my brain has shut off, I know there are so many more but they won’t come to mind!

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On 7/31/2022 at 6:14 PM, 148forest said:

Jimmy Stewart and Simone Simon

Interesting  pairing especially since the film they did together was very early in both of their careers (well American career for French actress Simon).

Plus they only did that one film together.       E.g.  Simon and Kent Smith did two films together,  those being Cat People and the follow-up to that where Simon plays a ghost of her Cat People character.


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Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell had such great chemistry that I'm surprised they only appeared in two films together. What is not uprising is that they became life long friends.

Jane Russell and Robert Mitchum in MACAO (1952)

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