Bringing Up Baby

Selected by the Actors Branch.  Introduction by actor, writer, producer Jennifer Grant.

Selected by the Actors Branch. 

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant make an indelible pair of unlikely lovers in this Howard Hawks-directed classic which helped define the screwball romantic comedy genre. Grant is Dr. David Huxley, a straitlaced paleontologist who finds both his work and his engagement to his fiancé imperiled by the mercurial heiress Susan Vance (Hepburn at her most madcap) and her pet leopard Baby. The ace supporting cast includes Charlie Ruggles, May Robson, and Oscar-winner Barry Fitzgerald (Going My Way).

DIRECTED BY: Howard Hawks. WRITTEN BY: Dudley Nichols, Hagar Wilde. WITH: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charlie Ruggles, Walter Catlett. 1938. 102 min. USA. B&W. English. DCP.
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