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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 ActressKatharine HepburnNominated
Best WritingRing Lardner, Jr., Michael KaninWon

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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 Year

By 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-ray

By 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 ser

By L? 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 cont?m spoilers. Quando somos crian?as, nos fazem a pergunta: “o que voc? quer ser quando crescer”? Acredito que seria mais sensato reformular a quest?o, e perguntar: “Q... Read full article


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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Quotes from

Sam Craig: I don't want to be married to Tess Harding any more than I want you to be just Mrs Sam Craig. Why can't you be Tess Harding Craig?
Tess Harding: I think it's a wonderful name.

Sam Craig: I've just launched Gerald.

Ellen Whitcomb: Success is no fun unless you share it with someone.

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As Katharine Hepburn's close friend and frequent director, George Cukor was a natural choice to direct, but for her first film with Spencer Tracy, Hepburn wanted Tracy to be as comfortable as possible, so as a quasi-producer, she hired George Stevens, who had directed her in Alice Adams. As Hepburn said, "I just thought he (Tracy) should have a big, manly man on his team - someone who could talk about baseball." Cukor (who was openly gay and known for his friendships with actresses) would later become a good friend of Tracy and would direct both actors in Keeper of the Flame, Adam's Rib and Pat and Mike.
Oswald Arnold Gottfried Spengler (1880 - 1936) was a German historian and philosopher.
The cookbook that Tess receives, 'Gibson's Housewife's Cook Book' by Carroll Gibson, is a fictitious book.
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