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Mon
27
Oct
2014
 

When a woman shoots her husband for his infidelity husband and wife lawyers Adam and Amanda Bond (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) end up defending their clients on opposite ends of the courtroom in this superb battle of the sexes comedy. Of the nine films that legendary screen couple Tracy and Hepburn made together between 1942 and 1967 Adam's Rib is arguably their best. Sparkling performances, cracking dialogue and the dynamic relationship between the two leads make Adam's Rib an "impeccably crafted and scripted classic".

Tue
29
May
2012
 

What an inspired pairing! And to think the roles of Charlie Allnutt and Rose Sayer were nearly played by David Niven and Bette Davis. Humphrey Bogart won an Oscar as the unkempt steamboat skipper who clashes with prim spinster Katharine Hepburn in this fine First World War adventure. Initially, all was not well between the two leads. But, from the moment Hepburn began basing her character on Eleanor Roosevelt, the elements fused into a unique screen chemistry, and a gentle humour (that was noticeably absent from the shooting script) began to seep into the action. With director John Huston distracted by extracurricular safaris, the location work was clearly a strain - Bogie wouldn't have had to act too much to look distressed as he pulled the Queen through the leech-infested water. Yet the discord and discomfort resulted in a classic and a long overdue Academy Award for Bogart.

Reviewed By David Parkinson in Radio Times Film Guide



Tue
08
Mar
2016
 

Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant are perfectly matched in one of the finest screwball comedies ever made. Palaeontologist David Huxley loses a dinosaur bone to a dog belonging to heiress Susan Vance who owns a baby leopard called Baby! When Baby is mistaken for a leopard that has escaped from the zoo, David and Susan hatch a series of hair brained schemes to save the big cat from the authorities, posing as gangsters, ending up in jail and falling in love in the process! Funny, fast paced and riotously offbeat, Bringing up Baby features sparkling performances from its two leads in a film guaranteed to make you smile!

Tue
08
Mar
2016
 

A young white woman (Katherine Houghton) brings her African-American fiancé (Sydney Poitier), home to meet her parents, played by one of Hollywood’s greatest duos; Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey in their final film together. Made at a time when inter-racial marriage was still illegal in parts of America and a taboo subject, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? is a film about prejudice, tolerance and enduring love, both on and off the screen. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning Best Actress for Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? is a ground breaking Drama/ Romance.

Tue
08
Mar
2016
 

When her ex-husband and a tabloid reporter turn up just before her second marriage, Tracey Lord must choose between her high flying fiancé, her first love and a potential romance with the news hound sent to get a scoop on her wedding. A hugely enjoyable Romantic comedy-farce, winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Actor for James Stewart and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Hepburn.

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