Bringing up Baby
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....
- Screwball comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
[Irvington, N.Y.] :
The Criterion Collection
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- 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.