Bringing Up Baby

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Bringing Up Baby

Howard Hawks
USA, 1938
102min, OF

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Bringing Up Baby

Howard Hawks
USA, 1938
, 102min, OF

Cast: 
Katharine Hepburn
Susan Vance
Cary Grant
David Huxley
Charlie Ruggles
Major Applegate
Walter Catlett
Slocum
Barry Fitzgerald
Mr. Gogarty
Screenplay: 
Dudley Nichols
Hagar Wilde
Sound: 
John L. Cass
Camera: 
Russell Metty
Editor: 
George Hively
Composer: 
Jimmy McHugh
Dorothy Fields
Decoration: 
Van Nest Polglase
Costume: 
Howard Geer

Production: 
RKO Radio Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

“The love impulse in man”, says a psychiatrist in BRINGING UP BABY, “frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict.” That's for sure. For a primer on the rules and regulations of the classic screwball comedy, which throws love and conflict into close proximity, look no further. A straight-laced paleontologist (Cary Grant) loses a dinosaur bone to a dog belonging to free-spirited heiress Katharine Hepburn. In trying to retrieve said bone, Grant is drawn into the vortex surrounding the delicious Hepburn, which becomes a flirtatious pas de deux that will transform both of them. Howard Hawks plays the complications as a breathless escalation of their “love impulse”, yet the movie is nonetheless romantic for all its speed. Grant and Hepburn are a match made in movie heaven, in sync with each other throughout. (Robert Horton)

Supporting film: GARE! LES LIONS!