Bringing up Baby Overview:

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

Mrs. Random: Who is this David?
Susan Vance: Oh, he's a friend of Mark.
Mrs. Random: Is that all you know about him?
Susan Vance: No, I know I want to marry him. He doesn't know it but I am.
Mrs. Random: Now see here, if you are going to marry him on my money you are very much mistaken. I don't want another lunatic in the family I have lunatic enough all ready. When you going to marry him? What's his name?
Susan Vance: It's uh Bone
Mrs. Random: Bones
Susan Vance: One Bone
Mrs. Random: I don't care if it's one bone or two bones it's a ridiculous name.
Mrs. Random: What does he do?
Susan Vance: He hunts
Mrs. Random: Hunts. Hunts what?
Susan Vance: Animals I should think.


Mrs. Random: Is that all you know about him?
Susan Vance: No, I know that I'm going to marry him. He doesn't know it, but I am.
Mrs. Random: Now seee here, if you're planning to marry him on my money you're very much mistaken. I don't want another lunatic in the family. I've got lunatics enough already.


Susan Vance: What would I be doing carrying a bone around?
David Huxley: I wouldn't dare give a reason for anything you do.


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This movie fared so badly at the box office that Howard Hawks was fired from his next production at RKO and Katharine Hepburn bought out her contract to avoid being cast in the film Mother Carey's Chickens. Coincidentally, Hepburn was labeled "box office poison" on the same day her contract was dissolved.
Katharine Hepburn had never done any comedy before and had to be trained in gags and timing by Howard Hawks and several veteran vaudevillians he employed solely to train Hepburn. Cary Grant came to the film with his sense of comic timing already impeccably in place.
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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Released 1938
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