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.
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, 2014By 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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David Huxley: Yes, but I have to go to Carnegie Hall to meet Miss Swallow.
Susan Vance: Miss Swallow?
David Huxley: Yes, I'm engaged to Miss Swallow.
Susan Vance: Engaged -- to -- be -- married?
David Huxley: That's right.
Susan Vance: Oh that's nice. Then she won't mind waiting, will she?
Constable: I'm going to stay here if it takes all year. I am waiting for you to tell the truth.
David Huxley: Ohhh, if you're gonna wait for her to tell the truth, you'll have a long grey beard -- down to here.
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Howard Hawks said that he failed at making a good comedy here because of the characters were too "madcap", with no straight men/women to ground it. This comment may have resulted from his disappointment at the film's commercial failure at the time of its release, although many now consider it Hawks' best film.
The script contains an expression that was very common in the USA up until about the 1950s that by today's standards is absolutely unbelievable and (thankfully) would never be used today. In the first scene, when Alice tells Cary Grant's character that "Mr. Peabody may possibly donate a million dollars to the museum", he responds "A million dollars? Say, that's pretty WHITE of Mr. Peabody, isn't it?"
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