To Be Or Not To Be (1942) – Ernst Lubitsch

  The recommendations from Bringing Up Baby from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book features Jack Benny and Carole Lombard in this satirical romp that takes on the Nazis! Benny plays Joseph Tura, a bit of a high-strung¬†actor, while Lombard plays his wife Maria. The two along with their theater group, who…

The Philadelphia Story (1940) – George Cukor

  Cary Grant makes another welcome appearance in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, this time in the recommendations for his film Bringing Up Baby, alongside Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart, who won an Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role for his performance. Katherine Hepburn is wealthy socialite Tracy Lord, and…

The Palm Beach Story (1942) – Preston Sturges

  Preston Sturges wrote and directed this screwball romantic comedy that is one of the recommendations from Bringing Up Baby in the Great Movies – 1oo Years of Film book I am working my way through. This one is a little out there, and deals with sex, love, divorce and money in an entertaining way,…

It Happened One Night (1934) – Frank Capra

  Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert spark in this romantic comedy that is one of the recommendations from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film title Bringing Up Baby. Capra has crafted a delightful film, and though somethings are a little dated and down right wrong, like the insinuation that sometimes a woman just needs…

The Thin Man (1934) – W.S. Van Dyke

  Dashiell Hammett’s novel is brought to life for viewing in the first recommendation for Bringing Up Baby, in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. This one, sadly, leaves me kind of divided. Nick (William Powell) and Nora Charles (Myrna Loy) are a highly enjoyable couple with a fun dog named Asta,…

Bringing Up Baby (1938) – Howard Hawks

  Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn pair up in this hilarious comedy, the next title featured in Great Movies – 100 Years of Film. Filled with Howard Hawk’s signature rapid-fire, overlapping dialogue, there are witty remarks, cross-dressing, a goofy love story, a leopard names Baby, and a missing Brontosaurus bone. Grant is one of my…