Bringing Up Baby – Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Howard Hawks

bringing-up-babyDavid Huxley: Now it isn’t that I don’t like you, Susan, because, after all, in moments of quiet, I’m strangely drawn toward you, but – well, there haven’t been any quiet moments.

I need a little escapist, fun filled, romantic fantasy today. Join me?

This cracks me up, every time.


  1. Oh…how nice! “Or, or, or, or” … I fully concur. I love Katharine Hepburn! Thanks for sharing these clips, particularly the last one. I feel exactly the same: it cracked me up as a kid and it still does. I know what I will be watching over the weekend.

    • It’s wonderful here – and terrible in another version Hawks directed with Rock Hudson (much later) – which speaks to the idea of onscreen chemistry and topical humor (didn’t really cut it in the 1960s).

  2. I Love, LOVE, L-O-V-E Bringing Up Baby, it’s easily one of my favorite comedies, and it’s the ce ne plus ultra of screwball comedy. Thank you, Ms Vickie “Perfect Taste” Lester! I identify with David Huxley (“Mr Peabody!”), I love Cary’s performance. and I adore Kate Hepburn as Susan Vance as I adore her in nothing else. A movie that is Wonderfully Funny, Wonderfully Absurd, Wonderfully Witty, and Wonderfully Romantic. It also may be Hawks’s best film, it’s my favorite of his. (mustn’t forget The Big Sleep, Red River et al, of course. Inspired Perfection.
    Vickie, you are too, too Beguiling for words. πŸ˜‰

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