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.

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  1. October 3, 2013

    absolute fave, oh wait, maybe it’s “holiday” or “Philadelphia story” or or or….

  2. October 3, 2013

    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.

    • October 4, 2013

      If you never seen the first pairing of Grant and Hepburn in a screwball comedy check out “Sylvia Scarlett”, it’s very odd and very interesting, and you’ll see even with all the fascinating aspects why it was one of the least successful major films of the 1930s πŸ˜‰ .

      • October 4, 2013

        “Odd but interesting” sounds like right down my alley. Will definitely check it out. Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  3. October 3, 2013

    That was wonderful — thanks for the treat!

    • October 4, 2013

      It always perks me up to see these comedies – you are most welcome!

  4. Heather in Arles
    October 3, 2013

    The “play a game” scene is one of my best favorites! Oh, it is just too perfect to be true…and yet it is!

    • October 4, 2013

      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).

  5. George Kaplan
    October 3, 2013

    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˜‰

  6. October 3, 2013

    Such a good laugh. I needed it. Thanks.

    • October 4, 2013

      Hello dearest G! I hope all is well with you – when I’m blue there’s nothing like Bringing Up Baby or just about anything directed by Preston Sturges.

      • October 4, 2013

        I was a slight shade of pale blue yesterday; just all the little things mounting up and trying to intimidate me by pretending they were an insurmountable pile . But whether I am blue or not, I love a good laugh πŸ™‚

      • October 5, 2013

        I’m sending you a good virtual hug as well, oxo, V

      • October 5, 2013

        Oh thank you. That was good.

  7. October 5, 2013

    Dearest V
    What eyes Kate had, sparkling, coquettish and imperious all at once. The kind of combination only one star in a generation or two can possessed of.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • October 5, 2013

      And, perfect for this tailor-made role!

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