Spitfire

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Cromwell, who played the doddery priest in Altman's A Wedding, had a lengthy career as a director particularly adept with women leads; and certainly the entirely wonderful Katharine Hepburn constitutes the main interest in this otherwise plain sentimental comedy of backwoods superstition confronting civilisation in the form of a dam construction company. Not remotely dismayed by the role of hillbilly, nor by having to mouth down-home Christian cracker mottoes, she cuts an acidic path through the general coyness, and runs counter to the formulary script by suggesting that finally she remains a shrew. CPea.

Release details

Duration: 88 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Cromwell
Screenwriter: Jane Murfin
Cast: Katharine Hepburn
Robert Young
Ralph Bellamy
Martha Sleeper
Sara Haden
Sidney Toler