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First classic Tracy/Hepburn pairing concerns the rocky marriage of a renowned political columnist and a lowly sportswriter. Baseball scene with Hepburn at her first game is delightful. Hilarious, rich entertainment that tries to answer the question "What really matters in life?" Tracy and Hepburn began a close friendship that paralleled their quarter-century celluloid partnership. Hepburn shepherded Kamin and Lardner's Oscar-winning script past studio chief Louis B. Mayer, wearing four-inch heels to press her demands. Mayer caved in, Tracy was freed from making "The Yearling," and the rest is history.

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Available on Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Baseball, Marriage, War Between the Sexes, Romantic Comedy, Front Page, Screen Teams: Hepburn & Tracy, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Ring Lardner, Michael Kanin
Cast
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, Dan Tobin, Reginald Owen, Roscoe Karns, William Bendix, Minor Watson
Cinematography
Joseph Ruttenberg
Director
George Stevens
Music
Franz Waxman
Producer
MGM

Awards

Oscars 1942: Orig. Screenplay, Natl. Film Reg. 1999.

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