Bringing Up Baby
Directed by Howard Hawks in 1938, Bringing Up Baby is one of the great screwball comedies and a treasure from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Cary Grant plays a naive and repressed professor who becomes entangled with (and ensnared by) a willful heiress played by Katharine Hepburn. Chaos ensues as romance blossoms and not one but two leopards are set loose in verdant Connecticut. As well as being a thoroughly American fiction of the 1930s, Bringing Up Baby also has a classical comic narrative, exploring conflicts between civilization and nature, rationality and insanity or eccentricity, middle-class inhibitions and aristocratic blitheness. It is an anthology of comic types and devices, and one of the most seductively funny films ever made.
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Review: Bringing Up Baby (BFI Modern Classics / BFI Film Classics)User Review - Dan Humphrey - Goodreads
If you love the film, this is certainly worth a read. The author makes many thought provoking points in a breezy writing style while correcting some annoying mistakes made by other writers over the years. Read full review