Hepburn (Susan) plays a scatty heiress who gets the hots for soon
to be married Prof David Huxley (Cary Grant).
needs money for his research - he approaches Mr Peabody (known to
Susan as Boopy) but one mishap leads on to another... Boopy is knocked
unconscious by a rock thrown at him by Susan trying to wake him
by knocking pebbles at his bedroom window...
intercostalclavical (sp?) is delivered to David. Susan phones David
telling him that her brother Mark, a big game hunter, has caught
a leopard and she has it running around her apartment.
pretends she is being attacked, so David goes over to help her...
our panel of critics thought
Grant plays to the 1930's crowd by dressing up in a woman's dressing
robe and saying he has "gone gay all of a sudden." "
movie was critically panned at the time, but now it is regarded
as a high point of the romantic comedy genre of the late 1930's.
An absolute no quibble guarantee that you will like this movie if
you like Cary Grant (playing to type - superb) and Katharine Hepburn
(who is super-superb)."
tail-grabbing slapstick in the way only Grant and Hepburn could
was so annoying, and, yet, mysteriously comic at the same time.
I am impressed, although my nervous eye twitch has returned with
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triumph of near music hall "he said she said, but then he did
and she did" - edness. Not that our spunky fellows in this
sublime series of mayhems said that, they are too busy performing
the most perfect of prat falls.
is in her element as the scatty airhead. Cary is perfectly Grant-like.
Made in 1938 the movie is truly warm and funny. Looking back, it
is a defining moment in the genre and probably the best example
of romantic comedy of its time (possibly of all time).
you love romantic comedy movies you will love this one (even if
you are allergic to black and white). If you have never heard of
this movie before you are in for a treat. Recommended without reservation
for a rainy afternoon.
a man's wrestling a leopard in the middle of a pond he is in no
position to run."
tell me the ending
going to "rescue" Susan, she manages to pass off the leopard
onto David. This starts a series of incidents including jail and
the inevitable crash into a truck of chickens.
David calls off his marriage and seems to say he loves Susan. They
live "happily" (although bruised) ever after, but they
don't get the million dollars.
movie is a joy. It is a classic. Don't miss it.