Man's Favorite Sport?

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Dismissed by Robin Wood in his monograph on Hawks as 'tired' but championed by the French, Man's Favorite Sport? is in many ways the quintessential Hollywood auteur movie. Seen in isolation from the rest of Hawks' work, it seems to be merely an out-of-time slapstick comedy. Seen in context, it effortlessly demonstrates the auteur's ability to stamp his artistic identity on anything - in this case, the travails of an armchair expert (Hudson) forced to enter a fishing contest and confronted with a typically Hawksian superior woman (Prentiss). A marvellous film.

By: PH


Release details

120 mins

Cast and crew

Howard Hawks
John Fenton Murray, Steve McNeil
Rock Hudson
Paula Prentiss
Maria Perschy
John McGiver
Charlene Holt
Roscoe Karns
Norman Alden
Regis Toomey
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