Tracey and Hepburn are superb. Excellent supporting cast.
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i was really happy with this transaction as i am a big fan of old movies aswell as my grandad, he also likes old movies because i like listening to the old times as he sais "the good old days"
One of Hollywood's great comedies, with Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn as a pair of blissfully married lawyers who cross swords when they find themselves on opposite sides in a court case. The court scenes are often hilarious and the whole film, directed by the great George Cukor,is peppered with wisecracks and potty incidents. A delight.
This is Spencer Tracy / Katherine Hepburn husband and wife team at their best. Full of smart dialogue, sassy wisecracks and great comic timing. I'm turning all my old film/video collection into DVDs so I can watch them on my computer as I work. A real classic.
Would you Adam and Eve it?
Adam and Amanda Bonner are a happily married childless pair of successful lawyers who live in a HUGE apartment in New York gently sparring with each other over the law. One of the funniest scenes for me was them waking in the morning in separate beds as film censorship at the time did not allow couples to be filmed together or perhaps that is why they were childless (nudge, wink) Initially their morning starts with affectionate nicknames; “Hello Pinkie” “Hello, Pinkie” "Mwah!" However there soon would be open war in a courtroom as they take opposite sides in the case of a woman accused of shooting (but not fatally) her adulterous husband and his mistress. There was no doubt that Doris Attinger had done the deed but the question at the centre of the case was the double-standard that disallowed a woman from defending her home like a man. Amanda, after reading about the case in the paper and not knowing that her husband has been appointed the prosecutor, rang Doris in jail and did not so much offer her services as tell her that she WOULD be defended by the great A. Bonner. That evening at a glittering dinner, Amanda dropped her bombshell “A girl named Doris Attinger shot her husband. I'm going to defend her” Adam, holding a drinks tray, hears her and shies like a startled horse. Every glass crashes to the floor as he realises the implication of what she has said. Their words to each other once all the guests have gone home are far removed from their previously affectionate banter. When Amanda refuses to quit, Adam vows to "cut you into 12 little pieces and feed you to the jury" ‘Pinkie’ has turned nasty. During their courtrooms battles which become more and more outrageous, their home-life denigrates into insults, yelling and door slamming. Amanda is trying to do the very thing that she rallies against – to have a woman treated differently under the law because she is a woman. She has her defendant coached to say that she was not trying to kill her husband (although she admitted the opposite to her lawyer) but trying to frighten him because she saw his actions as putting her home and future of their three children at risk. “An unwritten law stands back of a man who fights to defend his home. Apply this same law to this maltreated wife and neglected woman. We ask you no more - Equality!...There was no murder attempt here - only a pathetic attempt to save a home.” Adam, furious, at what he sees as an attempt to ride roughshod over the law of the land counters her final appeal to the jury; “Was she trying to kill her husband and Beryl Caighn…I resent any neighbour who takes the law into her own hands and places a special interpretation upon it, just for herself.” Their differences come from one trying to defend a woman’s rights and the other trying to defend universal law but in doing so they may have destroyed their marriage… So will Beryl face a life sentence for attempted murder? So will Amanda and Adam ever reconcile their differences and buy that dream house to retire to in the Hamptons? Will Amanda decide that she cannot face life with a He-man like Adam and run off with their musician neighbour Kip Lurie who tries to seduce her? “Lawyers should never marry other lawyers. This is called inbreeding, from which comes idiot children and more lawyers...Lawyers should marry piano players or songwriters - or both. How would you like to give me a little kiss?” To find out the answers to all these burning questions and many more – buy this fantastic DVD!Read full review