Adam's Rib

Film, Comedy
Adam's Rib

Time Out says

Delightful Cukor comedy in which Hepburn and Tracy are husband-and-wife lawyers engaged in a battle of the sexes as they respectively defend and prosecute a dumb blonde (the inimitable Holliday) accused of shooting her two-timing husband with intent to kill. If Hepburn's feminist arguments are a little on the wild side and too easily bounced off Tracy's paternalistic chauvinism, the script by the Kanins so bristles with wit that it scarcely matters. And in a film in which everybody is acting - a point neatly stressed by the stylised staginess of Cukor's direction - the performances (not least from Wayne and Hagen) are matchless.


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

George Cukor
Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin
Katharine Hepburn
Jean Hagen
David Wayne
Judy Holliday
Tom Ewell
Spencer Tracy