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Adam's Rib (1949)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 18 November 1949 (USA)
Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband and wife work as opposing lawyers in a case involving a woman who shot her husband.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Adam Bonner
... Amanda Bonner
... Doris Attinger
... Warren Attinger
... Kip Lurie
... Beryl Caighn
... Olympia La Pere
Eve March ... Grace
... Judge Reiser
... Jules Frikke
... Mrs. McGrath
... Judge Marcasson
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Dr. Margaret Brodeigh
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When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court. Amanda uses everything she can to win the case and Adam gets mad about it. As a result, their perfect marriage is disturbed by everyday quarrels... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

One of nine movies Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy did together. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the first scene in Adam's office, the reflections of large rectangular set lights can be seen in the framed diplomas lining the office walls. See more »

Quotes

Kip Lurie: [to Adam] What have you been eating, raspberry jam or Amanda's face?
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are little curtains that go up and down, on a stage in a performance hall. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Spencer Tracy (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

"Sleepy Time Gal' (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting and Ange Lorenzo
Lyrics by Ray Egan and Joseph R. Alden
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Cheeky magnetic romp saying far more than was thought back in the day.
4 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Adam's Rib turned out to be a delightfully cheeky romp with a kicker sense of humour, all acted out with ease by Spencer Tracy & Katherine Hepburn. I love how the film veers from the courtroom right into their marital home and becomes not just about a battle of wills, but a battle of the sexes as well, much fun watching this famous couple go at each other, both at work and at home. The film benefits greatly from the appearance of the lovely Judy Holliday in her breakthrough role, and it amused me greatly to see David Wayne playing a shifty character as I remember him fondly from the Twilight Zone episode Escape Clause in 1959. 8/10


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