Thursday 18 December 1997
If you haven't seen either of these classic Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn pictures you haven't lived. Bringing Up Baby is the one where Grant is a bespectacled palaeontologist who gets mixed up with Hepburn's eccentric heiress when her dog steals one of the bones of a dinosaur he is trying to reconstruct. As for Baby, well he's a pet leopard who is a pushover for the Dorothy Fields/Jimmy McHugh song "I Can't Give You Anything But Love". Much of the plot was stolen by Peter Bogdanovich for What's Up Doc? with Streisand and Ryan O'Neal. Similar theft occurred with High Society, the musical remake of The Philadelphia Story. Delightful though Cole Porter's score is, it's not a patch on George Cukor's splendid original with Grant and James Stewart fighting over Hepburn as the filthy-rich beauty about to marry a stuffed shirt. Welcome back to the days of real dialogue.
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