Directed by Howard Hawks • 1938 • United States
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles
What do you get when you combine Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, a missing dinosaur bone, and a leopard named Baby? One of the all-time great American comedies! Grant is the stuffy paleontologist whose hopes of netting $1 million for his museum from a would-be benefactress are thwarted when a madcap heiress (Hepburn) sets her sights on him. The divine performances, rapid-fire dialogue, and freewheeling direction by Howard Hawks all but set the standard for screwball virtuosity.