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Adam's Rib (18-Nov-1949)

Director: George Cukor

Writers: Ruth Gordon; Garson Kanin

Music by: Miklos Rozsa

Producer: Lawrence Weingarten

Keywords: Romantic Comedy

A woman shoots her husband when she abruptly discovers his infidelity. Husband and wife Adam and Amanda Bonner represent opposing sides of the case; Amanda feels that if the genders were reversed, a jury would find her client not guilty. And while Adam has total regard for the law, the friction of the case and accompanying public spectacle threaten their marriage. Received an Oscar nomination for Best Story and Screenplay.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hope Emerson
29-Oct-1897 25-Apr-1960 Caged
Tom Ewell
29-Apr-1909 12-Sep-1994 The Seven Year Itch
Jean Hagen
3-Aug-1923 29-Aug-1977 Singin' in the Rain
Katharine Hepburn
12-May-1907 29-Jun-2003 The Philadelphia Story
Judy Holliday
21-Jun-1921 7-Jun-1965 Born Yesterday
Polly Moran
28-Jun-1883 25-Jan-1952 Adam's Rib
Spencer Tracy
5-Apr-1900 10-Jun-1967 Two consecutive Best Actor Oscars
David Wayne
30-Jan-1914 9-Feb-1995 The Andromeda Strain
Will Wright
26-Mar-1894 19-Jun-1962 Character actor


Spencer Tracy   ...   Adam Bonner
Katharine Hepburn   ...   Amanda Bonner
Judy Holliday   ...   Doris Attinger
Tom Ewell   ...   Warren Attinger
David Wayne   ...   Kip Lurie
Jean Hagen   ...   Beryl Caighn
Hope Emerson   ...   Olympia La Pere
Eve March   ...   Grace
Clarence Kolb   ...   Judge Reiser
Emerson Treacy   ...   Jules Frikke
Polly Moran   ...   Mrs. McGrath
Will Wright   ...   Judge Marcasson
Elizabeth Flournoy   ...   Dr. Margaret Brodeigh


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