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

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13 June 1952 (USA)  »

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Continuity under Goofs. Not a goof. Hepburn pushes luggage out the passenger car window in about four seconds & the train lurches forward in motion after she does so. It is not a goof that the luggage is together on the ground after she gets off the train. See more »

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Pat Pemberton: What's to prevent me smoking when you're not around?
Mike Conovan: When am I not around?
Pat Pemberton: Well, you don't expect to be watching me every minute... out of every... twenty-four hours... out of every day, do you?
Mike Conovan: If I have to, sure.
Pat Pemberton: Not sure I'll like that.
Mike Conovan: Not asking you to like it. But you'll see pretty soon, pretty soon I'll trust you because you'll trust me. Because what's good for you is good for me and you for me, see? We're the same. We're equal. We're partners, see? 5-0, 5-0.
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Kate and Spence
23 September 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Widow golfer, college coach and all-around smarty pants Katharine Hepburn (as Patricia "Pat" Pemberton) is engaged to administrator William Ching (as Collier Weld) until sports agent Spencer Tracy (as Mike Conovan) admires her swing. She's "frazzled" by her fiancé, but Ms. Hepburn is confident and successful under Mr. Tracy's tutelage. This results in Hepburn messing up golf and tennis shots when Mr. Ching is watching. You might want to bet on romance blooming between Tracy and Hepburn...

The film is full of familiar faces. You may recognize a caddy, bartender, busboy and policeman - half of them fighting in an amusing scene with Tracy, Hepburn and Charles Bronson...

Featured supporting actor Aldo Ray (as David "Davie" Hucko) makes a memorable impression as Tracy's slow-witted boxer. Sammy White and George Matthews are good in smaller roles. The comedy situation is slight, and some of it is as exciting as watching golf - but at least Hepburn is playing. Director George Cukor with writers Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, the winning team from "Adam's Rib" (1949), knew how to score with Tracy and Hepburn. There may be fewer points here, but it's still a win.

****** Pat and Mike (6/13/52) George Cukor ~ Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Aldo Ray, William Ching


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