Top Ten 1946

BIL'S BEST ACTOR

Alfred Hitchcock loved finding the dirty side of the cleanest actors, and one of his favourites to exploit was Cary Grant. At that point more famous for comedy roles (with the odd melodrama like Penny Serenade and None But The Lonely Hearts earning him Oscar nominations), Grant was never seedier or sexier than in Hitchcock’s Notorious, as the secret agent who enjoys making love to co-star Ingrid Bergman as much as he does putting her in harm’s way. It’s the master’s best film of the decade and still holds a lot of power.

Honour Roll: Fredric March, The Best Years Of Our Lives; Larry Parks, The Jolson Story; Edward G. Robinson, The Stranger; James Stewart, It’s A…

  • Great Expectations

    1

  • Notorious

    2

  • The Killers

    3

  • The Yearling

    4

  • The Big Sleep

    5

  • Beauty and the Beast

    6

  • My Darling Clementine

    7

  • The Stranger

    8

  • Gilda

    9

  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

    10