"The love impulse in man," says a psychiatrist in Bringing Up Baby, "frequently reveals itself in terms of conflict." That's for sure. For a primer on the rules and regulations of the classic screwball comedy, which throws love and conflict into close proximity, look no further. A straight-laced paleontologist (Cary Grant) loses a dinosaur bone to a dog belonging to free-spirited heiress Katharine Hepburn. In trying to retrieve said bone, Grant is drawn into the vortex surrounding the delicious Hepburn, which becomes a flirtatious pas de deux that will transform both of them. Director Howard Hawks plays the complications as a breathless escalation of their "love impulse," yet the movie is nonetheless romantic for all its speed. (Hawks's His Girl Friday, also with Grant, goes even faster.) Grant and Hepburn are a match made in movie heaven, in sync with each other throughout. Not a great box-office success when first released, Bringing Up Baby has since taken its place as a high-water mark of the screwball form, and it was used as a model for Peter Bogdanovich's What's Up, Doc? --Robert Horton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love, love, love this movie. Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant are almost as good as her and Spencer Tracy together. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Victoria Kuntz
This Warner Home Video DVD edition of Bringing Up Baby is a good bargain at the current low Amazon price. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Old Film Lover
We love Cary Grant; this movie is silly and funny. Cary Grant plays a paleontologist waiting for a piece of skeleton. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Mary Lou
I saw this movie on a flight and had to buy it. Excellent purchase. Would definitely recommend this movie to a friend. It was delivered within a week and a couples day.Published 23 months ago by Angie Grant
I am a fan of old movies. I love Katherine Hepburn...they don't make actresses like this anymore...not to mention Cary Grant.Published on May 17 2013 by Muriel Folco