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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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13 June 1952 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Mrs. Beminger's lips don't move when we hear her say: "Why, a phonograph!" See more »

Quotes

Pat Pemberton: Maybe we ought to wait until I don't feel so... so carved up, so nobody.
Collier Weld: Why don't you just let me take charge?
Pat Pemberton: [softly] I have to be in charge of myself.
Collier Weld: Oh, what's the good of this? I mean, after all...
Pat Pemberton: Have to have time to think it over is all.
Collier Weld: Well, just see that you don't think it under. It's a nice long ride, just take your time.
Pat Pemberton: [gets up and starts throwing her baggage out the window of the train] That's right! And I'm not going to take it!
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Not average.....first-rate
7 August 2004 | by 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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