I wouldn't pick Devlin, nor Geoff Carter (who wants to be stuck on an island with Cary Grant if he's going to be stoic and cold?). If Walter Eckland (Father Goose) wasn't so cranky I would choose him solely on his island experience, but I'd want a Cary who could cheer me up in a dreadful situation....I'm going with Johnny Case of Holiday, because of all the Cary comedic characters that I've seen, he's the one who's the most fun and being on a desert island wouldn't be something that would bring him down. And besides, who wants to be stuck with a bumbling paleontologist, a Svengali-like newspaper editor, a political activist, a manipulative soon-to-be-divorced man, or a recovering alcoholic?
Great topic, Miss Kubelik!
I think his character in Gunga Din would be handy to have around, especially if any unfriendly natives arrived. But he might be a bit shallow. Dr. Praetorius would be a better one for the long term. He's kind and intelligent, and he could deliver our children. I hope we would be stranded long enough to have several. If the island were Bermuda, I'd choose Philip Shayne.
I would have to say Tom Winston in Houseboat. I love the banter between he and Sophia Loren and the obvious love he has for his children, not to mention he did help freshen up the houseboat so he has a few skills. :-)
It would be a lovely time stranded on an island with him!
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