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Bringing Up Baby


     
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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
9.36 /10
 
Starring
Katharine Hepburn , Cary Grant , May Robson
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Directed by: Howard Hawks
Written by: Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde

 
 
 
Released: 1938
   
Genre: COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 102
 
 


 

A mild-mannered palaeontologist (Cary Grant, pictured left) is harrassed by an impulsive heiress (Katharine Hepburn, pictured right) and her pet leopard.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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A flop when first released, despite favourable reviews, Howard Hawks’s fast, furious update of restoration comedy is now recognized as a definitive screwball farce, thanks to the witty dialogue, sharp direction and a cavalcade of funny performances. The emphasis is on elegance in the face of disaster. There's too much slapstick for my taste, and Hepburn borders on the irritating, but it’s undoubtedly a classic. Peter Bogdanovich copied copiously from it in What's Up, Doc?
(1972)

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