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Tess and Sam work on the same newspaper and don't like each other very much. At least the first time, because they eventually fall in love and get married. But, Tess is a very active woman and one of the most famous feminists in the country; she is even elected as "the woman of the year". Being busy all the time, she forgets how to really be a woman and Sam begins to feel negleted. Written by
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As Katharine Hepburn's close friend and frequent director, George Cukor was a natural choice to direct, but for her first film with Spencer Tracy, Hepburn wanted Tracy to be as comfortable as possible, so as a quasi-producer, she hired George Stevens, who had directed her in Alice Adams (1935). As Hepburn said, "I just thought he (Tracy) should have a big, manly man on his team - someone who could talk about baseball." Cukor (who was openly gay and known for his friendships with actresses) would later become a good friend of Tracy and would direct both actors in Keeper of the Flame (1942), Adam's Rib (1949) and Pat and Mike (1952). See more »
The position of the mixing bowl in relation to the waffle iron changes between shots. See more »
Sam, why can't we sit down like adults and patch this thing up?
I'm afraid that might become a habit. Then we'd wind up with a patchwork quilt for a marriage.
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And what a movie it is! Not because of the plot, which is pretty thin (super accomplished political journalist Tess falls for down to earth sports writer Sam), but because of the definite sparks flying between Tracy and Hepburn. Just watch that first scene and the eye-play between the two...
The ending was a mistake, though, especially when viewed with a modern eye; I believe Kate herself regretted Tess' 'conversion to little wife' in the final reel. I think we'd all have Sam's response to Tess' sniffy secretary Gerald though(yes, of course Miss Accomplished has a male secretary!).
Not a great film, but fun to watch in parts and the start of a great team on and off the screen.
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