Spencer Tracy ■ Katharine Hepburn
Husband-and-wife lawyers Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn face the biggest case of their professional lives when they take opposite sides in the trial of a woman accused of trying to shoot her philandering husband. Amanda (Hepburn) uses everything she can to win the case and Adam (Tracy) gets mad about it. As a result, their perfect marriage is disturbed by everyday quarrels... Witty "battle of the sexes" comedy from Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin.
What to do when a husband and wife take different sides... of the courtroom, when both are right and both are wrong? Well? Fight it out like cats and dogs in true Tracy - Hepburn fashion, of course!
Part courtroom drama, part romance, and all comedy, this one one of my favorite
Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn movies!
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn didn't actually do that many movies together (?) but each one of them is memorable, usually for comedy, but also for that sizzling spark between them and this movie doesn't disappoint in either category.
An excellent choice for a 'quiet' evening at home...
Spencer Tracy ... Adam Bonner
Katharine Hepburn ... Amanda Bonner
Judy Holliday ... Doris Attinger
Tom Ewell ... Warren Attinger
David Wayne ... Kip Lurie
Jean Hagen ... Beryl Caighn
Newtown, Connecticut, USA (CBS News)
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Criminal Courts Building - 100 Centre Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California (studio)
New York City, New York (Police Department headquarters)
Amanda Bonner: What I said was true, there's no difference between the sexes. Men, women, the same.
Adam Bonner: They are?
Amanda Bonner: Well, maybe there is a difference, but it's a little difference.
Adam Bonner: Well, you know as the French say...
Amanda Bonner: What do they say?
Adam Bonner: Vive la difference!
Amanda Bonner: Which means?
Adam Bonner: Which means hurrah for that little difference.
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