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Adam's Rib (1949) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Lawrence Weingarten.

Adam's Rib was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingRuth Gordon, Garson KaninNominated
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CMBA Spring Blogathon: "Adam's Rib," or Court and Spark

By David on Apr 14, 2016 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

This is part of the CMBA Spring Blogathon: Words, Words, Words! Check out all entries! SCENE: Upper middle-class New York City apartment, evening. Wife waits patiently by door. Husband enters. Husband: Hello, thing. Wife: Hello at last. Husband: Well well well. Wife: Well well well what? Hu... Read full article


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Adam Bonner: First of all, I should like to say that I think the arguments advanced by the counsel for the defense were sound... MERE sound!


Kip Lurie: Did I hear someone say "sing it again"?
Adam Bonner: No!


Amanda Bonner: And when did you stop loving your wife? Tell the truth.
Warren Francis Attinger: At least
[shrugs]
Warren Francis Attinger: 3 years.
Amanda Bonner: Why? Tell the truth.
Warren Francis Attinger: She started getting too fat.
Amanda Bonner: Did you tell her about that?
Warren Francis Attinger: Yes.
Amanda Bonner: What happened?
Warren Francis Attinger: She got fatter.


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In the memorable Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn massage scene, a radio plays Frank Sinatra singing Cole Porter's "Farewell, Amanda," a gift to Amanda Bonner (played by Hepburn) from her songwriter-neighbor, Kip Lurie (played by David Wayne) who, earlier in the picture, had crooned the ditty, accompanying himself on the Bonners' piano. While Adam Bonner (played by Tracy) is massaging his wife, he abruptly shuts off the radio. Sinatra is again heard when a record is accidentally started in a later scene. This prerecording of "Farewell, Amanda" is lost.
Marvin Kaplan's film debut.
Inspired by the real-life story of husband-and-wife lawyers William Dwight Whitney and Dorothy Whitney, who represented Raymond Massey and his ex-wife Adrienne Allen in their divorce. After the Massey divorce was over, the Whitneys divorced each other and married the respective Masseys.
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Adam's Rib

Released 1949
Inducted 1992
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