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Ward Bond Ward Bond
Motorcycle Cop at Jail
Robert Weldon Robert Weldon
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Pat West Pat West
Mac
Billy Bevan Billy Bevan
Joe - Bartender
Jack Stoney Jack Stoney
Minor Role
Jean Stevens Jean Stevens
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Larry Steers Larry Steers
Nightclub Patron
Eleanor Peterson Eleanor Peterson
Circus Performer


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Dudley Nichols Dudley Nichols
(screen play)


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celluloid wit

12 years, 6 months ago at Apr 27 16:57
This is probably the best screwball comedy ever! The laughs are real, almost disguising its analyses of 1930s-style gender expectations, sex and marriage.

My favorite scene is when Cary Grant wears a feathery feminine bathrobe; this scene contains one of the first popular appearances of the word “gay” being used to mean something other than “extremely happy”; and it is truly... read more

A classic

8 years, 10 months ago at Jan 3 12:58
Since this movie had a really solid reputation, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it turned out to be one of those typical screwball comedies from the 30's but, to be honest, I have never been a huge fan of the genre. Indeed, even though the plot was supposed to be ridiculous and shouldn't be taken too seriously, I still had a hard time to care about what was going on. On t... read more

Screwball Comedy on Steroids

6 years ago at Oct 13 0:13
I make it no secret that screwball comedy is my favourite genre of film. I can never get tired of these films; to me, this is the most un-boring genre ever. Whenever I’m watching a great screwball comedy I’m on cloud 9 and when it’s over I’m always left wanting more. Sometimes I wish my life was a screwball comedy. Bringing Up Baby is the quintessential daffy dame/stuffy gentleman movie (... read more
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David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.
Release date: 18 February 1938
UPC: 053939640724
Tags: Comedy (24), Romance (16), 1930s (14), 1938 (9), Leopard (9), Usa (8), Screwball Comedy (8), Dog (7), Professor (7), Golf (7), Cary Grant (5), Zoologist (5), Museum (4), Black & White (4), Police (4), Love (4), Screwball (3), Black And White (3), Gay (3)
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