Bringing up Baby

RKO Radio Pictures

DVD - 2021

"Screwball sparks fly when Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made--a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new heights of absurdity. Hoping to procure a million-dollar investment from a wealthy society matron for his museum, a hapless paleontologist (Grant) finds himself entangled with a dizzy heiress (Hepburn) as the manic misadventures pile up--a missing dinosaur bone, a leopard on the loose, and plenty of gender-bending mayhem among them. Bringing Up Baby's sophisticated dialogue, spontaneous performances, and giddy innuendo come together in a whirlwind of comic chaos captured with lightning-in-a-bottle brio by director Howard Hawks"--Container....

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1st Floor DVD/MOVIE/COMEDY/Bringing Due Dec 14, 2023
Screwball comedy films
Feature films
Comedy films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection [2021]
Corporate Author
RKO Radio Pictures
Corporate Author
RKO Radio Pictures (production company)
Other Authors
Howard Hawks, 1896-1977 (film director), Dudley Nichols, 1895-1960 (screenwriter), Hagar Wilde (actor), Katharine Hepburn, 1907-2003 (-), Charlie Ruggles, 1886-1970, Cary Grant, 1904-1986, Walter Catlett, 1889-1960, Barry Fitzgerald, 1888-1961, May Robson, 1858-1942, Fritz Feld, 1900-1993, Leona Roberts, 1879-1954, George Irving, 1874-1961
Two-DVD special edition ; DVD edition ; Full screen
Item Description
Title from credits.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1938.
Based on the short story Bringing up baby by Hagar Wilde.
Special features: audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; new video essay on actor Cary Grant; new interview about cinematographer Russell Metty with cinematographer John Bailey; new interview with film scholar Craig Barron; new selected-scene commentary about costume designer Howard Greer; Howard Hark: A hell of good life, a 1977 documentary; audio interview from 1969 with Grant; audio excepts from 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich; trailer; plus: an essay by critic Sheila O'Malley.
Physical Description
2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
DVD, NTSC, region 1; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; Dolby monaural.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Russell Metty ; editor, George Hively ; music, Roy Webb.
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