Bringing Up Baby
Sometimes we all need a good laugh. Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't make screwball comedies like they used to. Our next Rialto Recommends is one of the best screwball comedies ever produced. Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and a leopard named Baby are the key ingredients in Howard Hawk's BRINGING UP BABY. Originally released in 1938, BRINGING UP BABY was cited as Peter Bogdanovich's inspiration for his acclaimed film What's Up Doc which was a prior Rialto Recommendation. The New Yorker says "The enduring fascination of this 1938 screwball comedy is due to much more than its uproarious gags." While in 2007 the Chicago Tribune offered this "Though it's almost impossible, try to sit back sometime and enjoy this 1938 Howard Hawks masterpiece not only for its gags, but for the grace of its construction, the assurance of its style, and the richness of its themes." BRINGING UP BABY is currently streaming on HBOMax, DirectTV, and WatchTCM. It is available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu and others HERE.