Bringing Up BabyDirector: Howard Hawks, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles
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Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this inspired comedy about a madcap heiress with a pet leopard who meets an absent-minded paleontologist and unwittingly makes a fiasco of both their lives. David Huxley (Grant) is the stuffy paleontologist who needs to finish an exhibit on dinosaurs and thus land a $1 million grant for his museum. At a golf outing with his potential benefactors, Huxley is spotted by Susan Vance (Hepburn) who decides that she must have the reserved scientist at all costs. She uses her pet leopard, Baby, to trick him into driving to her Connecticut home, where a dog wanders into Huxley's room and steals the vital last bone that he needs to complete his project. The real trouble begins when another leopard escapes from the local zoo and Baby is mistaken for it, leading Huxley and Susan into a series of harebrained and increasingly more insane schemes to save the cat from the authorities. Inevitably, the two end up in the local jail, where things get even more out of hand: Susan pretends to be the gun moll to David's diabolical, supposedly wanted criminal. Naturally, the mismatched pair falls in love through all the lunacy. Director Howard Hawks delivers a funny, fast-paced, and offbeat story, enlivened by animated performances from the two leads, in what has become a definitive screwball comedy.
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Cast & Crew
|Katharine Hepburn||Susan Vance|
|Cary Grant||David Huxley|
|Charlie Ruggles||Maj. Horace Applegate|
|Barry Fitzgerald||Mr. Gogarty|
|May Robson||Aunt Elizabeth|
|Ward Bond||Motorcycle Cop|
|Walter Catlett||Constable Slocum|
|Fritz Feld||Dr. Lehman|
|Leona Roberts||Hannah Gogarty|
|George S. Irving||Alexander Peabody|
|Tala Birell||Mrs. Lehman|
|D'Arcy Corrigan||Professor La Touche|
|Jeanne Martel||Cigarette Girl|
|Nissa||Baby the Leopard|
|Vernon Walker||Alice Swallow|
|Buck Mack||Zoo Officials|
|Asta the Dog||George the Dog|
|Edward Gargan||Zoo Official|
|George Humbert||Louis, Headwaiter|
|Richard Lane||Circus Manager|
|Frank M. Thomas||Circus Barker|
|John L. Cass||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Linwood G. Dunn||Special Effects|
|Perry Ferguson||Art Director|
|Howard Greer||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Van Nest Polglase||Art Director|
|Cliff Reid||Associate Producer|
|Darrell Silvera||Set Decoration/Design|
|Vernon Walker||Special Effects|
|Roy Webb||Score Composer|
1. Credits [1:13]
2. No Bones About Marriage [2:50]
3. She Has His Things [4:48]
4. Olives And The Love Impulse [5:52]
5. Rear Views [2:17]
6. Man Of Some Dignity [4:01]
7. Want A Leopard? [3:20]
8. Meeting Baby [3:58]
9. Poultry Dinner [2:26]
10. Lawbreakers [2:52]
11. Shortage Of Clothes [2:09]
12. Gay All Of A Sudden [1:54]
13. Bone Dry [3:08]
14. Hunting With George [4:19]
15. The Major And Mr. Bone [3:33]
16. Dinner On The Move [3:36]
17. Leopard Calling [2:40]
18. Pear-Shaped Mating Cry [4:34]
19. Wet In The Woods [5:00]
20. Leopard #2 [3:48]
21. Here, Kitty [4:16]
22. Please, David [2:23]
23. Moonlight Quartet [2:40]
24. Jailbirds [2:45]
25. Who's In Charge Here? [3:56]
26. The Leopard Gang [2:43]
27. "Name Anything And I've Done It" [4:38]
28. Her Hero [2:02]
29. A Mess Of Everything [3:37]
30. Cast List [4:03]
Commentary By Director/Writer Peter Bogdanovich
Hawks Trailer Gallery
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I saw this film as part of a class assignment in college and, 17 years later, I still consider it to be the funniest comedy every made.
I just saw this movie yesterday on TCM and I was cracking up at so many different parts--I absolutely loved the scene with the dress...hilarious! Very funny screwball comedy. Hard to believe it was a flop when it first came out.
I am so glad to see this is coming out on dvd soon. I love this movie - it is one of my all time favorites. My family and I watch this at least a half dozen times a year on a video we taped off of tv, so it's getting rather warn. Cary Grant and Kathryn Hepburn are marvelous, as usual, and are surrounded by a fantastic supporting cast who play their zany characters brilliantly. A must see - over and over. They just don't make them like this anymore.
My all-time favorite...am thrilled it is out on DVD....but am trying to discern if it's available on widescreen. Anyone know?
This particular DVD is good because of the Director's cut. My wife and I've watched this movie many times and laugh each time as hard as the last. This time, we watched the movie and the director's cut back to back. Very interesting to listen to one directors' comments about another director's work.
This is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. Katharine Hepburn is absolutely hilarious. I'd recommend it to anyone.
This movie rivals Philadephia Story in its wonderful combination of Grant and Hepburn. You can get the DVD version from south america, for some reason Turner released it foreign but not here. They do this a lot, if it wasn't a big hit in 1938 apparently it won't be today. They have very little data on people that buy older movies I think and that's the real reason. Anyway the one from South America is NTSC and ALL regions on the code so plays fine in the USA. Try e bay or foreign movies on the net.. cost about 18 bucks plus 4 for shipping, but it blows away the VHS version.
Cary Grant and Katherine Heburn are brilliant in this great comedy from the classic days of cinema. A true treasure that everyone should see....hopefully on DVD soon.
great movie!! i loved it ever since i 1st saw it as a kid. highly recommend to everyone, all ages.
i loved this movie ever since i was a kid.i can't give you anything but love baby, every time i hear that song, i have a chuckle & think of this movie. if you saw it,you know why. WHEN IS IT COMING OUT ON DVD??? SOON I HOPE!!
This movie is so awesome! I watched part of it during a class I took last year and I instantly had to watch the rest. I don't think anyone could reccommend a better film!!!!
THIS IS ONE OF THE ALL TIME BEST MOVIES OUT. IN THIS TIME WE NEED TO LAUGH MORE. WHY CAN'T THEY BRING THIS OUT IN DVD?.
This is by far the best movie I've ever seen. Hepburn and Grant are only topped by Hepburn and Tracey.
I didn't think I would like this movie, after all it was in black and white. My wife insisted that we buy it. I have never laughed so hard in my life.