Adam's rib

United States, 1949

Film
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Katharine Hepburn plays Amanda Bonner, the defence attorney in the trial of Doris Attinger for the attempted murder of her husband whom she discovers has a mistress. Spencer Tracy is Amanda’s husband, Adam, prosecuting attorney in the same trial. As the trial progresses, Amanda and Adam find they cannot confine their battle to the courtroom, as the issues of sexual equality extend into their home. Also starring Judy Holliday and Tom Ewell.

Credits

producer

Lawrence Weingarten

production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Duration

01:37:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1949

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302558

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Comedy

Comedy → Screwball comedies

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Courtroom films and programs

Crime, Espionage, Justice, Police & Prisons → Trials in motion pictures

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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