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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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George Cukor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Tracy ... Mike Conovan
Katharine Hepburn ... Pat Pemberton
Aldo Ray ... Davie Hucko
William Ching ... Collier Weld
Sammy White Sammy White ... Barney Grau
George Mathews ... Spec Cauley
Gussie Moran Gussie Moran ... Gussie Moran
Babe Didrikson Zaharias ... Babe Zaharias
Don Budge Don Budge ... Don Budge
Alice Marble Alice Marble ... Alice Marble
Frank Andrew Parker Frank Andrew Parker ... Frank Parker (as Frank Parker)
Betty Hicks Betty Hicks ... Betty Hicks
Beverly Hanson Beverly Hanson ... Beverly Hanson
Helen Dettweiler Helen Dettweiler ... Helen Dettweiler
Loring Smith Loring Smith ... Mr. Beminger
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Storyline

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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The laugh packed love story of a Broadway lug and a lady. (Newspaper ad). See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Absoluta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The husband and wife writing team of Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon were close friends of Hepburn and Tracy. They wrote this script especially for them to capture the essence of their real-life personalities and relationship as well as to showcase Hepburn's athletic abilities. Tracy really was cranky but lovable and Hepburn really was a terrific athlete. She was excellent at golf and one of the best tennis players in Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mike Conovan: What do you weigh this morning?
Gibby: Ninety-eight, up two.
Mike Conovan: Why up two? Did you eat extra?
Gibby: No, no, honest.
Mike Conovan: Let him talk himself, will ya?
[looks at Hucko]
Davie Hucko: No, no, honest.
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Watch the chemistry between two great movie stars
1 February 2009 | by George WrightSee 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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