Laughs abound for one of Hollywood’s craziest, zaniest romantic comedies Bringing Up Baby starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Presented by Classic Cinema at the Center at 7 pm on Friday evening, January 13, in the Winfrey Houston Auditorium at the Stillwater Community Center. While a scatterbrained heiress drags a subdued paleontologist through predicaments with a leopard – an improbable romance survives. The reputation of this 1938 comedy directed by Howard Hawks has grown over the years. Now it is considered one of the greatest Romantic Comedies — showcasing the talents of Hepburn and Grant.
1938 Romantic Comedy Bringing Up Baby
Harried paleontologist David Huxley (Cary Grant) has to make a good impression on society matron Mrs. Random (May Robson), who is considering donating one million dollars to his museum. On the day before his wedding, Huxley meets Mrs. Random’s high-spirited young niece, Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn), a madcap adventuress who immediately falls for the straitlaced scientist. The ever-growing chaos — including a missing dinosaur bone and a pet leopard — threatens to swallow him whole.
Directed by Howard Hawks and starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Barry Fitzgerald.