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

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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13 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Of the nine movies she made with Spencer Tracy, this was Katharine Hepburn's favorite. See more »

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At the very beginning of the movie, when Collier Weld (William Ching) climbs into his convertible with his golf clubs, he immediately engages the column shift & drives off, There is absolutely no motion to reach forward to the dash & start the car. See more »

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Mike Conovan: [suspicious] Have another beer?
Davie Hucko: [inanely] No thanks, no more.
Mike Conovan: [hollers at Gibby] You see that?
Gibby: Davie, what're you doin' to me?
Davie Hucko: Nervous, thirsty!
Mike Conovan: Water, did you ever hear of water?
[Hucko nods, grinning]
Mike Conovan: Well, why didn't you drink water?
Davie Hucko: Um, ashamed.
Mike Conovan: You're what?
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Not average.....first-rate
7 August 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon specifically wrote this screenplay because of Katharine Hepburn's real sports ability.

This is a terrific comedy and a great vehicle for Hepburn and Spencer Tracy....this gives Tracy a chance to play a Brooklyn sports thug. Very funny.

Also, this is a rare chance to see some famous Women golfers of the early 1950's on film...not mention a great performance by Jim Backus.

George Cukor's direction is relaxed and natural.

There's also a funny set-piece with Hepburn having a panic attack during a tennis match.

A great movie.


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