Bringing Up Baby (Two-Disc Special Edition)
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Genre: Feature Film-Comedy
Release Date: 1-MAR-2005
Media Type: DVD
- Disc 1:
- Digitally Remastered Movie with Commentary by Director/Writer Peter Bogdanovich
- Howard Hawks Movie Trailer Gallery
- Disc 2:
- Two Revealing Documentaries About the Star and Director: Feature-Length Cary Grant: A Class Apart and The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks
- Two Vintage Vault Treasures: The Comedy Short Campus Cinderella and the Cartoon A Star Is Hatched
Top Customer Reviews
The plot itself is simple. David Huxley (Cary Grant), a noted paleontologist, is trying to get a philanthropical grant of money for his museum from a wealthy donor. In his quest for this charitable gift, he runs into Susan (Katherine Hepburn), who, unbeknownst to him, is the niece and prospective heiress to his potential philanthropist's fortune. Once David meets up with this madcap heiress, his life will never be the same.
The film is noted for its highly improbable situations, its rat-a-tat-tat, stacatto delivery of lines, its frenetic pacing, and impeccable comedic timing. Toss in a missing dinosaur bone, a little dog with a fondness for such, a domesticated leopard (if there is such a thing), a not so tame leopard, a great cast and script, and voila, one ends up with a great film!
Cary Grant is marvelous as David Huxley, the straight-laced, befuddled man of science who is drawn into improbable situations by Susan. Katherine Hepburn is sensational as Susan, the airhead heiress whose hair-brained ideas just lead to trouble. Of course, Susan falls for David, and the games begin. In addition to Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, the film has notable performances by Charles Ruggles, as big game hunter Major Applegate, Barry Fitzgerald as the hapless hired hand, Mr. Gogarty, and Walter Catlett, as Slocum, the criminally stupid town constable.
It is with good reason that this film made The Entertainment Weekly list of the 100 best comedies ever made. It is an assessment with which I heartily concur. This is a superlative, vintage film that is well worth having in one's personal collection. Bravo!
Directed by Howard Hawks and co-starring Cary Grant (David Huxley) and Katherine Hepburn (Susan Vance), this is the archetypical screwball comedy. While golfing, Susan falls in love with David, a paleontologist. "Baby" is her pet leopard. Any summary of the film's plot cannot begin to suggest what a delightful experience it is to observe her pursuit of him, complicated at one point by mistaken identity (stay with me on this) when Baby is mistaken for another leopard which has escaped from the local zoo. Meanwhile, David (stay with me now) pursues a missing dinosaur bone which he needs inorder to....
Hepburn and Grant are brilliant, as are several members of the supporting cast, notably Charlie Ruggles (Major Horace Applegate), Barry Fitzgerald (Mr. Gogarty), and May Robson (Aunt Elizabeth). So many memorable scenes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Charming, clean, wholesome fun. Fast-paced, with some fun dialog, and kooky circumstances.Published 16 days ago by Thomas C Wilson
Hepburn and Grant are always great together. Don't let the one scene where you can see the glass separating Cary Grant from Baby affect your appreciation of this fun film. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Nuclear Me
One of my all-time favorite movies, and it stars my two favorite actors ever! Great chemistry! Hilariously quirky and delightful!Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth Thankful
A great old movie to share with the family. Humor that is as good as it gets, with verbal and physical antics. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard Gelderman