Knitting in classic films

My new favorite film clip – I haven’t seen the whole film yet, but would love to! – is from the 1943 RKO movie “Mr. Lucky”.  Cary Grant stars as   “A gambler [who] has plans to swindle money from a charity program, but starts to have second thoughts when he falls for a rich society girl.”  (imdb)

The knitting part comes when, captivated by the young woman who is working with a ‘knitting for the war effort’ group, he is pressured into learning to knit – in a shop window, no less!   And he’s not the only one…


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