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Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn play husband-and-wife legal beagles, so close personally that they share a nickname, who oppose each other professionally in a routine criminal trial. The circumstances of the case impel them to focus on their personal causes (feminism for her, honor for the law for him), and they quickly become competitors and antagonists in their marriage as well.
And this is a comedy? Yes - thanks to inspired scriptwriting, expert direction, and a good fast pace. The supporting cast is exceptional - Judy Holliday (who won an Oscar for her role) as the harrassed defendant, Tom Ewell as her sleazy philandering husband, and David Wayne as the lawyers' very, very weird neighbor. Jean Hagen has a small role as the "other woman" - she later played the obnoxious silent-movie diva in "Singin' in the Rain."
Watch - at least once - the apartment/hallway quarrel with the sound turned off. You'll see facets of movie-making brilliance you may not have noticed before. Adam's Rib is one of the few Hollywood films which proves itself, indeed, to be like a finely cut emerald.
George Cukor does his usual competent job directing, but the heart of the film, in addition to the acting, is the outstanding script by Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin. The movie is stuffed with jokes, gags, emotional tension, and serious issues in a manner that is rarely successful.Read more ›
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An equal rights movie before the concept was popular. A little far fetched and melancholy but very entertaining.Published 3 days ago by Myxola
Good old fashioned comedy... Saturday night and popcorn... What could be better... Love this movie..Published 8 days ago by Roberta Sue Williams
This Team will never be surpassed Made some excellent movies together Tracey and Hepburn at there best.Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
Hilariously funny battle of the sexes. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this film!Published 3 months ago by Mal Phillips
I loved this movie. They don't make them like this any more and Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn are fabulous in this!Published 4 months ago by LAM
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