Woman of the Year (1942) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by George Stevens and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
This is the first of the Hepburn-Tracy on-screen sparring matches, and perhaps the best. Hepburn and Tracy work for the same newspaper, he a sports writer and she a political commentator. They meet after his angry response to her opinion that baseball should be called off during the war. To the surprise of all, they marry. The odd-couple pairing results in sharply observed scenes from a marriage: her fumbling at housework and devotion to her work, his drinking and resentment of her career. The inevitable bumps lead Hepburn to consider divorce just as she's chosen Woman of the Year. Originally developed by Garson Kanin, he turned it over to Lardner and his brother Michael, who earned Oscars.
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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|
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Phil Whittaker: No, I cover the game, he just kicks it around in his column.
Tess Harding: We've got only one man at Vichy...
Sam Craig: Vichy, are they still in the league?
Sam Craig: I've just launched Gerald.
Ellen Whitcomb: Success is no fun unless you share it with someone.
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The entire final sequence where Tess tried to win Sam back by making him breakfast and thus proving her marriage to Sam worth saving was written and filmed after the original ending tested poorly in preview. Apparently the original final sequence is lost.
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.
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