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Bringing up Baby
Hawks, Howard, 1896-1977.
Uniform Title:
Bringing up Baby (Motion picture)
Two-disc special edition.
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2005]

Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (102 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist.
General Note:
Based on the short story: Bringing up baby / by Hagar Wilde.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1938.

"Standard version, presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition" -- Container.

"Turner Entertainment Co." -- Disc labels.

Special features (disc 1): optional audio commentary by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich; Howard Hawks trailer gallery ("Bringing up Baby", "Sergeant York", "To have and have not", "The big sleep", "Rio Bravo").

Special features (disc 2, 168 min.): "Cary Grant : a class apart" documentary (c2004, 87 min.); "The men who made the movies. Howard Hawks" documentary (c2001, 55 min.); "Campus Cinderella" film (c1938, 18 min.); "A star is hatched" cartoon (c1938, 8 min.).
Disc 1. Feature film -- Special features -- Disc 2. Special features.
Reading Level:
Not rated by the MPAA.
Added Uniform Title:
Men who made the movies (Television program)
Added Title:
Cary Grant : a class apart.

Howard Hawks.

Campus Cinderella.

Star is hatched.


Format :


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Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
DVD 10389 Adult DVD Open Shelf
DVD 10389 Adult DVD Classics

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Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in this inspired comedy about a madcap heiress with a pet leopard who meets an absent-minded paleontologist and unwittingly makes a fiasco of both their lives. David Huxley (Grant) is the stuffy paleontologist who needs to finish an exhibit on dinosaurs and thus land a $1 million grant for his museum. At a golf outing with his potential benefactors, Huxley is spotted by Susan Vance (Hepburn) who decides that she must have the reserved scientist at all costs. She uses her pet leopard, Baby, to trick him into driving to her Connecticut home, where a dog wanders into Huxley's room and steals the vital last bone that he needs to complete his project. The real trouble begins when another leopard escapes from the local zoo and Baby is mistaken for it, leading Huxley and Susan into a series of harebrained and increasingly more insane schemes to save the cat from the authorities. Inevitably, the two end up in the local jail, where things get even more out of hand: Susan pretends to be the gun moll to David's diabolical, supposedly wanted criminal. Naturally, the mismatched pair falls in love through all the lunacy. Director Howard Hawks delivers a funny, fast-paced, and offbeat story, enlivened by animated performances from the two leads, in what has become a definitive screwball comedy. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi