Man's Favorite Sport?
1964, Howard Hawks, USA, 121 min.
With Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss
- Sat, Jul 27th 5:00pm
- Tue, Jul 30th 6:00pm
"In many ways the quintessential Hollywood auteur movie...a marvelous film."—Phil Hardy, Time Out London
Nearly a quarter of a century after delivering perhaps the definitive screwball comedy, Hawks returned with this stealth Technicolor remake of BRINGING UP BABY. Hudson and Prentiss star as Roger, author of a celebrated fishing handbook, and Abigail, head of PR for a wilderness lodge. When Abigail ropes Roger into entering in her lodge’s fishing tournament, she finds out that he’s never fished in his life. Meanwhile, Roger hilariously tries to keep up the facade of an outdoorsman amidst woodland incursions and Abigail’s increasingly aggressive romantic overtures. Regarded as a late-career misfire when released, Hawks’s final comedy can now be seen as the last word from screwball’s vanguard, a nearly Brechtian farce reflecting on the genre's history and mechanics. 35mm. (CW)