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Pat and Mike (1952)

Pat is a women's sports sensation unless her fiancé is around. Her new shady manager Mike keeps them apart and develops feelings for her.

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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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Positively the funniest comedy of the year. (Newspaper ad) See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The husband and wife writing team of Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon were close friends of Hepburn and Tracy. They wrote this script especially for them to capture the essence of their real-life personalities and relationship as well as to showcase Hepburn's athletic abilities. Tracy really was cranky but lovable and Hepburn really was a terrific athlete. She was excellent at golf and one of the best tennis players in Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

Mrs. Beminger's lips don't move when we hear her say: "Why, a phonograph!" See more »

Quotes

Pat Pemberton: [bouncing tennis balls with her racket] Would you like to see me serve a few, Mr. Conovan?
Mike Conovan: Oh, no, no, just hit a couple.
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Featured in Sports on the Silver Screen (1997) See more »

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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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