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Pat and Mike (1952)

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Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants ... See full summary »

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Pat's a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiance is around. The lady's golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she can't give up on herself that easily. She enlists the help of Mike, a slightly shady sports promoter. Together they face mobsters, a jealous boxer, and a growing mutual attraction. Written by BA Jacobson <blt@smartec.com>

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The laugh packed love story of a Broadway lug and a lady. (Newspaper ad). See more »

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13 June 1952 (USA)  »

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The writers, Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, were close friends of Hepburn and Tracy, and wrote the film to showcase Hepburn's athletic abilities. See more »

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After the Sheriff orders "Hank" to jail, due to his outstanding warrants, the guard can be heard saying 'Let's go Buchinski" referring to Charles Bronson's actual real name, instead of by his character's name Henry "Hank" Tasling. See more »

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Mike Conovan: That's all, honey, that's all, say no more. Of course there's always a chance you could be an escaped fruitcake. But if there is something in what... as a matter of fact, if there is anything in what you say, I am going to promote you into the King of the World! Queen, I mean. Let's go.
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Far from Pat
12 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I add a comment because I think so many comments on this movie miss the mark. Watching this again after Katharine Hepburn's death, I was struck with how far ahead of its time this star vehicle was. Not only does it capture who she was, but it expresses a truth about women's equality that is not always fully evident in her body of work. Pat turns the tables on Mike. She owns him. She made him. And where would he be without her? There are instances in many of Hepburn's works where even her feminist leanings cave in to the conventions of the times. But in this one, she stays strong. She no doubt falls in love with the man of her dreams, but she doesn't do so at the expense of sacrificing any of her other dreams. Great fun flick from Tracy-Hepburn and one of my all-time favorites.


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