Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this inspired comedy about a madcap heiress with a pet leopard who meets an absent-minded paleontologist and unwittingly makes a fiasco of both their lives. David Huxley (Grant) is the stuffy paleontologist who needs to finish an exhibit on dinosaurs and thus land a $1 million grant for his museum. At a golf outing with his potential benefactors, Huxley is spotted by Susan Vance (Hepburn) who decides that she must have the reserved scientist at all costs. –amctv
Although John Ford—his friend, contemporary, and the director arguably closest to him in terms of his talent and output—told him that it was he, and not Ford, who should have won the 1941 Best Director Academy Award (for Sergeant York (1941)), the great Hawks never won an Oscar in competition and was nominated for Best Director only that one time, despite making some of the best films in the Hollywood canon. The Academy eventually made up for the oversight in 1974 by voting him an honorary Academy Award, in the midst of a two-decade-long critical revival that has gone on for yet another two decades. To many cineastes, Howard Hawks is one of the faces of American film and would be carved on any film pantheon’s Mt. Rushmore honoring America’s greatest directors, beside his friend Ford and Orson Welles (the other great director who Ford beat out for the 1941 Oscar). It took the French “Cahiers du Cinema” critics to teach America to appreciate one of its own masters, and it was… read more
In the original New York Times review of this film Frank S. Nugent panned it severely saying that it was like playing "the game of 'the cliche expert goes to the movies'...". Nowadays, The Great Grey Lady considers the film to be a "Critics Pick". I wonder how long it took them to figure out that the old chestnuts are truly the best.
Algo que a câmera de Hawks não encontra em LEVADA DA BRECA é a sanidade. Olhamos para qualquer personagem e não encontramos o atributo. Ainda reinava a sobriedade no cinema americano e o fracasso do filme evidenciou a falta de costume do público em sua época com essa inversão de valores imposta, mas a relevância que a produção ganhou nas décadas seguintes denota o pilar que é para o gênero de comédia | Daniel Pilon
. Howard Hawks made ‘Bringing Up Baby’ as the first of a six-picture contract with RKO, an atypical commitment for the independently minded lone-wolf director. Reuniting Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn… read review
Howard Hawks delivered the best screwball comedy ever made (in my opinion) with Bringing Up Baby. The film has been very underrated until recently (except for France where I think Truffaut and others… read review
Of all the screwball comedies, Bringing Up Baby is the without a doubt the zaniest. Telling the story of a crazy socialite’s pursuit of a straight-laced scientist, it features not only the brilliant… read review