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Adam's Rib (1949) Movie Information

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Comedy, Romance





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George Cukor


Spencer Tracy
Katharine Hepburn
Judy Holliday
Tom Ewell
David Wayne
Jean Hagen





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A happily married, middle aged husband and wife strain their marriage while serving as trial attorneys on opposite sides of the same headline-making attempted murder marital case (he as the prosecutor, she as the defender).

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One of the best examples of the classic Hepburn-Tracy repartee, bolstered by slick dialogue and a smart plot involving dueling lawyers. The chocolate gun bit at the end is a classic.

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05/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Adam's Rib" by Yojimbo

The fact that Hepburn and Tracey are in a film is reason enough to watch it, but this is a particularly good example. A courtroom comedy based on gender politics, the main drawback is obviously in it's age. Sexual politics have clearly progressed somewhat since this was made to the original conceit of the woman scorned having the right to shoot her cheating husband just does not hold up today; the characters involved in the case are all 2 dimensional stereotypes, but that is really just an excuse for Hepburn and Tracey's sparklingly witty exchanges. There are some amusing moments of farce, but it is the intelligence of the writing that raises this above the usual screwball comedy. They are a remarkably believable couple, and unlike the rest of the film, the scenes when they are alone toge...

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