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Bringing Up Baby ()


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While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

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Susan
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David
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Major Applegate (as Charlie Ruggles)
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Slocum
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Mr. Gogarty
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Aunt Elizabeth
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Dr. Lehman
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Mrs. Gogarty
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Mr. Peabody
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Mrs. Lehman
Virginia Walker ...
Alice Swallow
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Elmer
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Ruth Adler ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Adeline Ashbury ...
Mrs. Peabody (uncredited)
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George the dog (uncredited)
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David's Caddy (uncredited)
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Joe - Bartender (uncredited)
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Doorman (uncredited)
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Motorcycle Cop at Jail (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Nightclub Table Patron (uncredited)
Harry Campbell ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Circus Roustabout (uncredited)
D'Arcy Corrigan ...
Professor LaTouche (uncredited)
William Corson ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Evelyne Eager ...
Circus Performer (uncredited)
Judith Ford ...
Hatcheck Girl (uncredited)
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Butcher (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ...
Deliveryman (uncredited)
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Zoo Official (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Tex C.C. Gilmore ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Duke Green ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Geraldine Hall ...
Maid (uncredited)
George Humbert ...
Louis - Headwaiter (uncredited)
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Midget (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
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Circus Manager (uncredited)
Nissa the Leopard ...
Baby (uncredited)
Dorothy Lloyd ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Buck Mack ...
Zoo Official (uncredited)
Teddy Mangean ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Joe (uncredited)
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Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
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Deputy (uncredited)
Eleanor Peterson ...
Circus Performer (uncredited)
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Peabody's Caddy (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jean Stevens ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Bobby Stone ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Edward Thomas ...
Bartender (uncredited)
Ida Vollmar ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Weldon ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Pat West ...
Mac (uncredited)
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Minor Role (uncredited)

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Howard Hawks

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Dudley Nichols ... (screen play) &
Hagar Wilde ... (screen play)
 
Hagar Wilde ... (from the story by)

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Cliff Reid ... associate producer
Howard Hawks ... producer (uncredited)

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Roy Webb ... (uncredited)

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Russell Metty ... (photographed by)

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George Hively ... (edited by)

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Van Nest Polglase

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Howard Greer ... (gowns)

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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J.R. Crone ... production manager (uncredited)
George Rogell ... unit manager (uncredited)

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Edward Donahue ... assistant director

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Perry Ferguson ... associate art director
Darrell Silvera ... set dresser

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John L. Cass ... recordist

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Vernon L. Walker ... special effects (as Vernon L.Walker)

Stunts

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Jimmie Dundee ... stunt double: Cary Grant (uncredited)
Helen Thurston ... stunt double: Katharine Hepburn (uncredited)

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Willard Barth ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Joseph F. Biroc ... camera operator (uncredited)
Charles Burke ... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Alexander Kahle ... still photographer (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Roy Webb ... musical director
Max Steiner ... composer: stock music (uncredited)

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Olga Celeste ... leopard trainer (uncredited)
Mimi Doyle ... stand-in: Katharine Hepburn (uncredited)
Patricia Doyle ... stand-in: Katharine Hepburn (uncredited)
Bill Knudsen ... stand-in: Fritz Feld (uncredited)
Mal Merrihugh ... stand-in: Cary Grant (uncredited)
Jack Morton ... stand-in (uncredited)
Edwin Rochelle ... stand-in: Barry Fitzgerald (uncredited)
May Warren ... stand-in: May Robson (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Mild mannered zoology professor Dr. David Huxley is excited by the news that an intercostal clavicle bone has been found to complete his brontosaurus skeleton, a project four years in the construction. He is equally excited about his imminent marriage to his assistant, the officious Alice Swallow, who is interested in him more for his work than for him as a person. David needs the $1 million endowment of wealthy dowager Mrs. Carleton Random to complete the project. Her lawyer, Alexander Peabody, will make the decision on her behalf, so David needs to get in his favor. However, whenever David tries to make a good impression on Peabody, the same young woman always seems to do something to make him look bad. She is the flighty heiress Susan Vance. The more David wants Susan to go away, the more Susan seems not to want or be able to. But David eventually learns that Alexander Peabody is her good friend, who she calls Boopy, and Susan's Aunt Elizabeth, with whom David has also made a bad impression without her knowing who he is, is Mrs. Carleton Random. However getting in Aunt Elizabeth and Boopy's good graces is not as easy as Susan smoothing the waters with them. Throw into the mix a tame pet leopard named Baby that Susan's brother Mark inexplicably sends her from Brazil, Aunt Elizabeth's big game hunting friend Major Horace Applegate, Aunt Elizabeth's pet terrier George who has a penchant for burying bones and other things, and a traveling circus passing through town and David may never be able to finish his project or make it to his wedding. But David may come to the realization that there is something more important in his life. Written by Huggo

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Taglines And so begins the hilarious adventure of Professor David Huxley and Miss Susan Vance, a flutter-brained vixen with love in her heart! [Theatrical trailer.] See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'impossible monsieur Bébé (France)
  • Leoparden küßt man nicht (Germany)
  • La fiera de mi niña (Spain)
  • Quina fera de nena! (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Duas Feras (Portugal)
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  • 102 min
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Budget $1,073,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The scene in which Susan's dress is ripped was inspired by something that happened to Cary Grant. He was at the Roxy Theater one night and his pants zipper was down when it caught on the back of a woman's dress. Grant impulsively followed her. When he told this story to Howard Hawks, Hawks loved it and put it into the film. See more »
Goofs When David and Susan first meet on the golf course, Grant is holding his club in one shot and then not in the next. The caddy behind also goes from holding a club and not in the same shots. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (1970). See more »
Soundtracks I Can't Give You Anything but Love See more »
Quotes Mrs. Random: Well who are you?
David Huxley: I don't know. I'm not quite myself today.
Mrs. Random: Well, you look perfectly idiotic in those clothes.
David Huxley: These aren't *my* clothes.
Mrs. Random: Well, where *are* your clothes?
David Huxley: I've *lost* my clothes!
Mrs. Random: But why are you wearing *these* clothes?
David Huxley: Because I just went *GAY* all of a sudden!
Mrs. Random: Now see here young man, stop this nonsense. What are you doing?
David Huxley: I'm sitting in the middle of 42nd Street waiting for a bus.
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