Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. It was released by RKO Radio Pictures. The film tells the story of a paleontologist in a number of predicaments involving a scatterbrained heiress and a leopard named Baby. The screenplay was adapted by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde from a short story by Wilde which originally appeared in Collier's Weekly magazine on April 10, 1937.
David Huxley (Cary Grant) is a mild-mannered paleontologist. For the past four years, he has been trying to assemble the skeleton of a Brontosaurus but is missing one bone: the "intercostal clavicle." Adding to his stress is his impending marriage to the dour Alice Swallow (Virginia Walker) and the need to impress Elizabeth Random (May Robson), who is considering a million-dollar donation to his museum.
|author||Dudley Nichols Hagar Wilde|
|award||National Film Registry|
|keywords||act after show big cat brazil brontosaurus clavicle golf course hear hide jail jilt move paleontologist the awful truth think want warn wed zoologist|
|producer||Cliff Reid Howard Hawks|
|productionCompany||RKO Radio Pictures|
|publisher||RKO Radio Pictures|
|theme||animals comedy of remarriage romantic comedy screwball comedy|