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Bringing Up Baby (1938) Movie Information

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Howard Hawks


Cary Grant
Katharine Hepburn
Charles Ruggles
Barry Fitzgerald
George Irving
Walter Catlett





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A lady uses the help of a leopard to romance a paleontologist in this off the wall comedy.

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A woman tries to win over an almost married man by means of constant badgering and spontaneous antics. The whole movie is a continuous stream of pratfalls, misunderstandings, and madcap moments. I chuckled often, but some of the misunderstandings become annoying when all the characters are babbling over each other. This makes the latter section in the jailhouse become tiresome, rather than funny.

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This film is uproariously funny for an early comedy, mostly because it keeps going at a witty and quick pace and never relents, dishing out joke after sly joke. Grant and Hepburn's chemistry is charming and is the glue that holds the smartly-written script together.

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Arbogast1960 03/27/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Hard to believe that this film bombed upon its initial release and led to Hepburn being labeled box office poison. The finest of the screwball comedies, moving at a mile a minute (it's almost as exhausting a watch as His Girl Friday!). Hepburn is enchanting as the dizzy human tornado who brings life to Grant's scientist, and it's wonderful to see Grant play slightly against type (it's comedy, yes, but his bumbling, bookish paleontologist is not the urbane Grant we're used to seeing). How can you not love a film that has socialites singing to a leopard as one of its less surreal elements?

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12/20/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Bringing Up Baby review

Starts of strong then dwindles towards mediocrity towards the unbelievable conclusion. A stressed paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) is worried about building a skeleton of a Brontosaurus and getting married the next day. he accidentally bumps into a fun talkative Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) at a golf course. So many questionable acts despite a few comedic scenes such as: whatever happened to his fiance? Does one day make you forget marriage and fall for a girl who gives you excitement? As mentioned in previous reviews, it shows its dated and the conclusion just flabbergasting. The animals seems to be the real stars instead of the screenplay and direction despite the wonderful efforts of its talented leads. Bringing Up Baby maybe be an old film rather than a "classic" H...

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01/07/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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An eccentric heiress takes a shine to a stuffy paleontologist and then inadvertently reduces his life to chaos in her attempt to keep him from marrying another woman. Considered a classic by most, Bringing Up Baby is one of those old school comedies that defines the term "screwball". It's essentially a farce involving a pet leopard who gets loose while the professor attempts to conceal his identity from a wealthy dowager while hunting for his missing bone that has been stolen by her pet dog and, well, you get the picture. It's really just a lot of falling over, running around and walking in and out of rooms while various onlookers are frightened by the big cat and no-one ever believing the unlikely explanations proffered for the various ridiculous situations. Cary Grant once more shows hi...

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07/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Bringing Up Baby

I don't like Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, or screwball comedies. So...I guess I should have seen this one coming. This movie is on right now. There are about 20 minutes left. I don't need to finish it before I write the review, I already hate it. I watched it because it's on all the lists, and three people I trust have told me how much I need to see it. Not until the Netflix actually arrived did Jonathan say, "I think you aren't going to like this movie." He was right.

Everyone is so annoying! EVERYTHING is so annoying. I want to kill all the characters, except Baby the Leopard. This is the opposite of my sense of humor. I'd rather watch Laurel and Hardy carry a piano up some stairs.

This movie would have been better with Audrey Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart, by the way. I believe C...

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