RKO Radio Pictures released Bringing Up Baby on November 23, 1938. Howard Hawks directed the film starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Charles Ruggles.
‘Bringing Up Baby’ Criterion Synopsis
Screwball sparks fly when Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made—a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new heights of absurdity. Hoping to procure a million-dollar endowment from a wealthy society matron for his museum, a hapless paleontologist finds himself entangled with a dizzy heiress as the manic misadventures pile up—a missing dinosaur bone, a leopard on the loose, and plenty of gender-bending mayhem among them. Bringing Up Baby’s sophisticated dialogue, spontaneous performances, and giddy innuendo come together in a whirlwind of comic chaos captured with lightning-in-a-bottle brio by director Howard Hawks.
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