Woman of the Year

Tracy and Hepburn were a great team, and this, their first outing together, set the seal on the pattern to follow into the next decade. He's a sports journalist, she's an influential political columnist, and after they marry he wants her to be a woman as well. The comic byplay between opposites - everyday guy Spence and haughty Kate - is a consistent pleasure, even if its sexual politics are ambiguous: Spence scores many more points than Kate, and the whole film is geared toward the climax when she cooks him breakfast like a good little housewife. Produced by Joseph L Mankiewicz, the film has that MGM glitter and literary sparkle.

Release details

Duration: 112 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Stevens
Screenwriter: Michael Kanin, Ring Lardner Jr
Cast: Katharine Hepburn
Roscoe Karns
Dan Tobin
Fay Bainter
William Bendix
Reginald Owen
Spencer Tracy
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