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Written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, Adam's Rib is a peerless comedy predicated on the double standard. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn play Adam and Amanda Bonner, a husband-and-wife attorney team, both drawn to a case of attempted murder. The defendant Judy Holliday had tearfully attempted to shoot her husband Tom Ewell and his mistress Jean Hagen. Adam argues that the case is open and shut, but Amanda points out that, if the defendant were a man, he'd be set free on the basis of "the unwritten law." ...
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Overview

Written by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, Adam's Rib is a peerless comedy predicated on the double standard. Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn play Adam and Amanda Bonner, a husband-and-wife attorney team, both drawn to a case of attempted murder. The defendant Judy Holliday had tearfully attempted to shoot her husband Tom Ewell and his mistress Jean Hagen. Adam argues that the case is open and shut, but Amanda points out that, if the defendant were a man, he'd be set free on the basis of "the unwritten law." Thus it is that Adam works on behalf of the prosecution, while Amanda defends the accused woman. The trial turns into a media circus, while the Bonners' home life suffers. Adam's Rib represented the film debuts of New York-based actors Jean Hagen, Tom Ewell, and David Wayne as Hepburn's erstwhile songwriting suitor, and the return to Hollywood of Judy Holliday after her Born Yesterday triumph. One of the best of the Tracy-Hepburn efforts, it inspired a brief 1973 TV series starring Ken Howard and Blythe Danner.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Disc 1, Side A: The Philadelphia Story includes Commentary by film historian Jeanine Basinger; George Cukor movie trailler gallery; Disc 1, Side B: Bringing Up Baby includes Commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; Howard Hawks movie trailer gallery; Disc 2, Side A: Adam's Rib includes Theatrical trailer; Disc 2, Side B: Woman of the Year includes Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/3/2009
  • UPC: 883929048724
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Classic Movie
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 7:06:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 5,813

Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- The Philadelphia Story
1. Credits [1:35]
2. Uncoupling [:42]
3. Bride's High Standards [3:56]
4. George Saddles Up [3:21]
5. The Philadelphia Story [4:07]
6. Spies Invade the Manor [4:12]
7. Dexter's Small Blackmail [5:38]
8. Lydia the Tattooed Lady [3:13]
9. Tracy Meets the Press [3:29]
10. The Family For Lunch [5:39]
11. Library Research [3:25]
12. Patron Lady [2:55]
13. Virgin Goddess [5:19]
14. "My, She Was Yar" [4:14]
15. Right Kind Of Daughter [3:48]
16. Exposed and Pinched [2:05]
17. Drinks For Everyone [4:47]
18. Talkative Visitor [5:28]
19. Class System [:33]
20. Hearthfires and Holocausts [5:57]
21. Advice To Liz [3:03]
22. The Mighty Fallen [1:58]
23. Eye Openers [4:41]
24. Dinah's Dream [4:13]
25. Missing Memory and Watch [2:45]
26. Not Very Yar [3:35]
27. George's Letter [5:20]
28. There Goes the Groom [3:48]
29. Tracy's Announcement [2:44]
30. Cast List [4:45]
Disc #1, Side B -- Bringing Up Baby
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]
Disc #2, Side A -- Adam's Rib
1. Opening Logos [:22]
2. Main Title [1:05]
3. Doris In Pursuit [2:29]
4. Doris Uses the Gun [1:58]
5. The Bonners Arise [3:27]
6. To Drive To Work [1:17]
7. A Case Of the Attingers [6:05]
8. Doris Recounts the Crime [5:04]
9. The Dinner Party [5:43]
10. Bonner Home Movies [3:55]
11. A Bonner Spat [1:18]
12. The Jury Selection [4:37]
13. "Pinky Cranky?" [5:18]
14. Farewell Amanda [4:05]
15. Beryl Caighn Testifies [3:51]
16. Warren Attinger On the Stand [2:57]
17. Doris Attinger On the Stand [4:23]
18. The Massage [1:03]
19. The Slap [3:02]
20. Battle Of the Sexes [5:28]
21. "The Law Is the Law!" [4:08]
22. "I Like Two Sexes!" [1:17]
23. The Sex Change Summation [3:39]
24. Adam's Closing Argument [3:44]
25. The Verdict [4:21]
26. Kip and Amanda On Marriage [3:42]
27. Adam Points the Gun [4:29]
28. The Accountant's Office [3:51]
29. "Vive La Difference!" [3:39]
30. End Credits [:39]
Disc #2, Side B -- Woman Of the Year
1. Opening Logos [:21]
2. Main Title [:49]
3. 90 Feet- And Worlds - Apart [3:04]
4. Sam Throws the 1st Strike [3:44]
5. Out To the Ballgame [5:52]
6. A Cozy Date...For Thirty [:54]
7. World Party / Yes, Yes, Yes [3:21]
8. Speaking In Tongues [4:10]
9. Curtains For Sam [2:57]
10. The Secretary Of the Interruptus [2:01]
11. Driving Miss Whitcomb [1:19]
12. "Look, Sam" / "I'm Looking" [5:25]
13. Three Little Words [5:19]
14. The Proposal [3:35]
15. I Do, I Do, Let's Go [2:29]
16. Over the Threshold [3:46]
17. Et Lubbeck? Et Lubbeck, Oh! [4:11]
18. Pinkie & Company ... & Company [4:19]
19. A New Ballgame ... And Hat [3:36]
20. Out Of the Pan Into His Ire [3:54]
21. Sam's Spectacular Courage [3:33]
22. Tess' Spectacular News [5:46]
23. Woman Of the Year [6:50]
24. After the Banquet [3:30]
25. Ellen Whitcomb's Invitation [4:18]
26. Woman Of the Century [7:14]
27. The Fabulous Mrs. Craig [4:04]
28. Tess' Alarming Culinary Skills [5:56]
29. "I've Come Home, Sam" [2:52]
30. The Waffle Also Rises [2:24]
31. Consoling Tess [1:57]
32. The Clinch / End Credits [:38]
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Menu

Disc #1, Side A -- The Philadelphia Story
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary By Jeanine Basinger
      Cukor Trailer Gallery
         Play All
         Dinner at Eight (1933)
         Little Women (1933)
         The Women (1939)
         The Philadelphia Story (1940)
         Gaslight (1944)
         Adam's Rib (1949)
         Pat and Mike (1952)
         A Star Is Born (1954)
         Les Girls (1957)
         My Fair Lady (1964)
      Awards
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Subtitles: Off
Disc #1, Side B -- Bringing Up Baby
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary By Director/Writer Peter Bogdanovich
      Hawks Trailer Gallery
         Play All
         Bringing Up Baby (1938)
         Sergeant York (1941)
         To Have and Have Not (1944)
         The Big Sleep (1946)
         Rio Bravo (1959)
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English
         Français
         Español
         Subtitles: Off
Disc #2, Side A -- Adam's Rib
   Scene Selections
   Language Selections
      Spoken Languages
         English
         French
      Captions & Subtitles
         Captions For the Hearing Impaired: English
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Theatrical Trailer
   Play
Disc #2, Side B -- Woman Of the Year
   Language Selections
      Spoken Languages
         English
         French
         Spanish
      Captions & Subtitles
         Captions For the Hearing Impaired: English
         Subtitles: English
         Subtitles: French
         Subtitles: Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selections
   Theatrical Trailer
   Play
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    Great Slapstick Comedy Movies

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    Great group of movies.

    A great combination of old movies. Perfect for a weekend at home!

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    Philadelphia Story is a Must See

    I enjoyed the Philadelphia Story very much. The cast, the plot, the twist and turns. The entire cast performance was great. This is one of those movies you can watch over and over again. I absolutely loved it - my favorite!

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