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Adam's Rib (Man and Wife) (1949)

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Starring (View all)
Spencer Tracy Spencer Tracy
Adam Bonner
Katharine Hepburn Katharine Hepburn
Amanda Bonner
Judy Holliday Judy Holliday
Doris Attinger
Tom Ewell Tom Ewell
Warren Attinger
David Wayne David Wayne
Kip Lurie
Jean Hagen Jean Hagen
Beryl Caighn
Hope Emerson Hope Emerson
Olympia La Pere
Eve March Eve March
Grace


Written by
Ruth Gordon Ruth Gordon
(screen play) and
Garson Kanin Garson Kanin
(screen play)


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Back in those days, Katharine Hepburn was the best actress around and it has always been a pleasure to watch one of her movies (as a matter of fact, I have seen only 6 movies starring this actress and it is a terribly low digit). Since this flick was one of her classics, I was really eager to check it out and it turned out to be an interesting romantic-comedy. I mean, you had the usual slapstick c... read more
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When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court. Amanda uses everything she can to win the case and Adam gets mad about it. As a result, their perfect marriage is disturbed by everyday quarrels.
Release date: 18 November 1949
UPC: 027616661029
Tags: Comedy (11), Romance (9), Courtroom (7), 1940s (7), Marriage (5), Black & White (4), Piano (4), Trial (4), 1949 (4), Infidelity (3), Convertible (3), Apartment (3), 300 Greatest Films (3), Jealousy (2), Jail (2), Farce (2), Insurance Agent (2)
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