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Bringing up Baby (1938) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Howard Hawks and produced by Howard Hawks and Cliff Reid.

The film was based on the short story of the same name written by Hagar Wilde published in Collier's Weekly in Apr 10, 1937.

Bringing up Baby was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1990.

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Bringing Up Baby (1938) (3)

By Laura Grande on Mar 31, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

Director Howard Hawks had the uncanny ability to take a premise that appeared implausible on paper and weave it into a coherent narrative. Such was the case with his 1938 masterpiece, Bringing Up Baby — a wacky comedy with an outlandish plot, even by screwball standards. Stuffy, socially-awkwa... Read full article


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“Bringing Up Baby” 4th film in Screwball Comedy classic screened February 11, 2014

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 4, 2014 From Classic Movie Man

“Bringing Up Baby” 4th film in Screwball Comedy classic screened February 11, 2014 When: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 6:30 p.m. Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street Today Bringing Up Baby starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant is considered a classic.... Read full article


Bringing Up Baby (1938) (2)

By Beatrice on Nov 16, 2013 From Flickers in Time

Bringing Up Baby Directed by Howard Hawks Written by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde 1938/USA RKO Radio Pictures Repeat viewing #124 of 1001 Films You Must See Before You Die I enjoyed this quintessential screw-ball comedy even more than before. David (Cary Grant), a very square paleontologist, is en... Read full article


On the set of “Bringing Up Baby” (1938)

By Art on Mar 11, 2013 From Classic Cinema Gold

“Bringing Up Baby” is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant, and released by RKO Radio Pictures. The movie tells the story of a paleontologist (Cary Grant) winding up in various predicaments involving a woman (Katharine ... Read full article


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Quotes from

Susan Vance: There *is* a leopard on your roof and it's my leopard and I have to get it and to get it I have to sing.


Dr. Alexander Peabody: Dr. Huxley, when I play golf, I only talk golf - and then only between shots.


[reading letter about new leopard]
Susan Vance: "He's three years old, gentle as a kitten, and likes dogs." I wonder whether Mark means that he eats dogs or is fond of them?


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The impressive optical effects are discussed in detail in Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story. There is a very informative interview with Linwood G. Dunn who worked (uncredited) on the visual effects for this film. He explains the traveling split screens and points out some visual effects goofs that "got by". Included is surviving footage of the stand-ins for Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn's in a camera test of the two driving with the leopard in the back.
In Peter Bogdanovich's 1972 comedy What's Up, Doc? the character of Dr. Howard Bannister (played by Ryan O'Neal) is in part modelled on Lloyd. The Howard Hawks comedy that inspired it, Bringing Up Baby, also featured a main character modeled after Lloyd, played by a bespectacled and flustered Cary Grant.
Howard Hawks modeled Cary Grant's character, David, on silent film comedian Harold Lloyd, even having Grant wear glasses like the comedian.
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