Directed by Howard Hawks
This is another film that I saw a very long time ago. I remember really liking it, though, and it only took a quick glance at the plot synopsis to flood back into my memory.
It is hilarious enough to see sexy Cary Grant portray a bumbling paleontologist (think Ross from Friends). Enter Katharine Hepburn, the Queen of witty comedy, and you have got yourself a show! Hepburn wants Grant badly (who wouldn't?) and pursues him, along with her leopard, Baby. Now, usually films where a character continually messes things up for another character annoys me, but Katharine Hepburn couldn't get on my nerves if she tried. This comedy is in the same style as The Awful Truth. Everyone talks quickly (sometimes over each other) and comes up with some real zingers.
This film bombed upon release, but I really liked it. Of course, it cannot compare in my book to movies like The Thin Man, but it is still up there with great comedies. Also, it was in a language that I can speak! Always makes things easier...
Hepburn was called "box office poison" after this film released and Howard Hawks was fired.
Grant modeled his performance after Harold Lloyd.
AFI's #88 film of all time.
First use of the word gay (meaning homosexual) in a film.