Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
  • UR
  • 1h 41m
  • 1949
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Academy Award winners Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star as a husband-and-wife team of attorneys representing opposite sides of a case in this classic comedy directed by George Cukor. To Attorney Adam Bonner (Tracy), it's an open-and-shut case when a woman is arrested for attempting to kill her husband after she discovers him with his mistress. But Adam's wife, Amanda Bonner (Hepburn), believes that it would be a case of justifiable attempted homicide if the husband had discovered his wife in an affair ... And so begins one of the wittiest courtroom battle of the sexes ever recorded on film.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Matched by Garson Kanin's witty, sophisticated screenplay, George Cukor, Spencer Tracy, and Katherine Hepburn are all in top form in the classic comedy Adam's Rib.
Reviews
New Yorker
Penelope Gilliatt
Fresh

Katharine Hepburn conveys an extraordinary abundance of spirit.

June 22, 2017
Variety
Variety Staff
Fresh

Adam's Rib is a bright comedy success, belting over a succession of sophisticated laughs.

June 21, 2017
Chicago Reader
Fresh

The film is a classic, and deservedly so: the conjunction of Tracy's sly listlessness and Hepburn'...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Tom Milne
Fresh

The performances (not least from Wayne and Hagen) are matchless.

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:November 18, 1949
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    Stereo
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