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Pat and Mike (1952)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Sport  -  13 June 1952 (USA)
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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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Babe Didrikson Zaharias ...
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Don Budge ...
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Alice Marble ...
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Frank Andrew Parker ...
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Betty Hicks ...
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Beverly Hanson ...
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Helen Dettweiler ...
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Loring Smith ...
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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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golf | championship | manager | fiance | boxer | See more »

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Together again - and it's no fib, their funniest hit since "Adam's Rib"

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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This was Chuck Connors' film debut. See more »

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

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Pat Pemberton: It was Collier. Never can do anything when he's watching me, it's always been that way.
Mike Conovan: Why?
Pat Pemberton: In love with him I guess.
Mike Conovan: Oh. Like me with lobster.
Pat Pemberton: What?
Mike Conovan: Lobster... the one thing I'm nuts about. The one thing that don't agree with me. Like you and him.
Pat Pemberton: Well, not exactly.
Mike Conovan: Why?
Pat Pemberton: Well, you see, this is a question of getting married. You've never been married to a lobster.
Mike Conovan: Ha ha ha ha ha. That's what you think.
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Watch the chemistry between two great movie stars
1 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

During a friendship that last many years, Tracy and Hepburn made many movies together and this is a good example of the chemistry that existed between them. In this movie, directed by George Cukor, Hepburn plays an athlete who comes under the management of a small town sports promoter in Mike Conovan, played by Tracy. In the role of Pat Pemberton, Hepburn is a free-spirited woman with spunk and personality. Mike has a number of colorful characters as his clients. One of the gags lands the group in a police station explaining their actions to a puzzled sheriff, played Chuck Conners. The acting is good all round.

The golf game between Pat and Babe Zaharias (outstanding golf pro in real life) translates beautifully to the screen with the crowd moving from green to green, golfers teeing off, putting and shooting into the rough. A very good movie, entertaining from start to finish, and a good chance to see Tracy and Hepburn in action.


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