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Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks, USA, 1939)

Though it’s almost impossible, try to sit back sometime and enjoy this 1938 Howard Hawks masterpiece not only for its gags, but for the grace of its construction, the assurance of its style, and the richness of its themes.
— Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader

The day before his wedding, and while trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, mild-mannered palaeontologist, David Huxley (Cary Grant) meets freespirited heiress, Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) and her pet leopard, Baby. Dr Huxley’s simple life quickly becomes a farcical fiasco in Howard Hawks' screwball comedy – now rightly considered a classic of the genre. And the chemistry between Grant and Hepburn is a joy to behold.


One of the finest screwball comedies ever.