Woman of the Year (1942) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by George Stevens and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
Woman of the Year was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.
Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Katharine Hepburn||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Ring Lardner, Jr., Michael Kanin||Won|
Woman of the Year (1942)on Sep 15, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film
Out of all the on-screen teams the studio system created, none endures as strongly as the teaming of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. The two made nine films together, and had a strong romantic relationship off-screen, and nearly every film they made is magic distilled in some form. Their first ... Read full article
1001 Classic Movies: Woman of the YearBy Amanda Garrett on May 19, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films
Woman of the Year (1942) is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. This romantic comedy stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn as dueling newspaper reporters who fall in love. This series will now appear every Friday to accommodate my schedule. Each Monday Friday, I'm going to recomm... Read full article
WOMAN OF THE YEAR On Criterion Blu-rayBy Dan Day Jr. on Apr 30, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog
One of the greatest romantic comedies of all time gets the Criterion treatment. WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942) is the very first collaboration between screen legends Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, and many believe it is the best. When one watches WOMAN OF THE YEAR, it's hard to believe that Tracy &... Read full article
“A Mulher do Dia / Woman of the Year” (1942) e a mulher que eu quero serBy Lê on Aug 14, 2015 From Critica Retro
“A Mulher do Dia / Woman of the Year” (1942) e a mulher que eu quero ser Este texto contém spoilers. Quando somos crianças, nos fazem a pergunta: “o que você quer ser quando crescer”? Acredito que seria mais sensato reformular a questão, e perguntar: “Q... Read full article
THE GREAT KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON. WOMAN OF THE YEAR ( 1942 )By Crystal Kalyana on May 12, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood
THE GREAT KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON “WOMAN OF THE YEAR” ( 1942 ) Today marks the 108th anniversary of Katharine Hepburn’s birth back in 1907. To commemorate her legacy and her extensive body of work, Margaret Perry is hosting a blogathon to pay tribute to the great Katharine Hepb... Read full article
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Tess Harding: [starts to get up] I'm too heavy...
Sam Craig: [smiles] No. I love you.
Tess Harding: You do?
Sam Craig: Positive.
Tess Harding: [sighs] That's nice. Even when I'm sober?
Sam Craig: Even when you're brilliant.
Sam Craig: I've just launched Gerald.
Tess Harding: [In the stands at the ballpark, observing the large crowd in attendance] Are all these people unemployed?
Sam Craig: No, they're all attending their grandmother's funeral.
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Hepburn refused to reveal who wrote the screen play to Louis B. Mayer until after he bought the project from Hepburn. Hepburn was afraid that Mayer would low-ball the two authors (Michael Kanin and Ring Lardner Jr.) because at the time they were both relatively unknown.
The reason for the changed ending is revealed in the book 'A Remarkable Woman: A Biography of Katharine Hepburn' by Anne Edwards. It says, "Mankiewicz and Stevens were concerned that 'the average American housewife, seated next to her husband, staring for two hours at this paragon of beauty, intelligence, wit, accomplishment, and everything else, (could not) help but wonder if her husband (wasn't) comparing her very unfavorably with this goddess he sees on the screen.' Stevens, who for all his charm was a dedicated male chauvinist, decided with Mankiewicz that Tess Harding had to have her comeuppance." This is why the ending was added showing Tess as incompetent in the kitchen.
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