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WIN! The Criterion Edition of Bringing Up Baby on Blu-ray

Screwball sparks fly when CARY GRANT (Charade) and KATHARINE HEPBURN (The Philadelphia Story) let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made—a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new heights of absurdity. Hoping to procure a million-dollar endowment from a wealthy society matron for his museum, a hapless palaeontologist (Grant) finds himself entangled with a dizzy heiress (Hepburn) as the manic misadventures pile up—a missing dinosaur bone, a leopard on the loose, and plenty of gender bending mayhem among them. Bringing Up Baby‘s sophisticated dialogue, spontaneous performances, and giddy innuendo come together in a whirlwind of comic chaos captured with lightning-in-a-bottle brio by director HOWARD HAWKS (Red River).
USA | 1938 | 102 MINUTES | BLACK & WHITE | 1.37:1 | ENGLISH
SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
  • New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • New video essay on actor Cary Grant by author Scott Eyman
  • New interview about cinematographer Russell Metty withcinematographer John Bailey
  • New interview with film scholar Craig Barron on special-effects pioneer Linwood Dunn
  • New selected-scene commentary about costume designer Howard Greer with costume historian Shelly Foote
  • Howard Hawks: A Hell of a Good Life, a 1977 documentary by Hans-Christoph Blumenberg featuring the director’s last filmed interview
  • Audio interview from 1969 with Grant
  • Audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich
  • Trailer
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O’Malley
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