Pat and Mike

Together again - and it's no fib, their funniest hit since "Adam's Rib"
Pat and Mike
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DVD Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: September 19, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Warner Home Video
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  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
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User Ratings: 3,397
Original comedy, with a rich look at women's sports - and gender roles. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Aug 8, 2008
The familiarity the two stars communicate goes far beyond the script.
DVDLaser
Aug 4, 2008
The best of the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn cycle. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Aug 4, 2008
Rating: 4/5 -- Hepburn and Tracy at their romantic-antagonistic best!
Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)
Nov 9, 2004
One of the better Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn comedies -- not so much for the screenplay by Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, which lacks the bite and sophistication of Adam's Rib, as for the relaxed and graceful interplay of the stars. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Aug 4, 2008
Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin here wrote an engaging screenplay about emotion-without-display for their rare uncut diamonds. Full Review
New Yorker
Jan 14, 2013
...By the time of this seventh Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn teamings, it was sheer privilege to watch them interact...
USA Today
Jun 9, 1989

Product Description:

One of the most engaging George Cukor comedies, this was the director's eighth and last film with Katharine Hepburn. With exceptionally witty dialogue (the Kanin/Gordon script got an Academy Award nomination), PAT AND MIKE was tailor made for its two stars, presenting a picture of sexual politics far ahead of its time. The film tells the story of the unlikely professional and romantic relationship between a classy female golfer and a street smart sports promoter. Pat Pemberton (Katharine Hepburn) is a physical education teacher who, entering a golf tournament, is approached by Mike Conovan (Spencer Tracy), a sports promoter and manager. Impressed by her game, he convinces her to sign a pro contract to compete in various sporting competitions. Now it is Mike's task to get Pat into professional shape. Hepburn did all of her own golfing in the finished film. Appearing in the movie as themselves were some of the most celebrated sportswomen of the era, including golfer Babe Didriksen Zaharias and tennis star "Gorgeous" Gussie Moran.

Plot Synopsis:

A classy female golfer (Katharine Hepburn) and a street smart sports promoter (Spencer Tracy) join forces with comic mishaps aplenty in this George Cukor picture. The pair find themselves battling mobsters, a jealous boxer, and a growing mutual attraction, as they try to get her into competitive shape.

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Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: June 13th, 1952.
  • One of the gangsters is played by a young Charles Bronson, here credited as Charles Buchinsky
  • Cukor got the idea for Katharine Hepburn's tennis court nightmare from tennis legend
    Bill Tilden, who had described the feeling of not playing well, to the director.
  • Garson Kanin wrote PAT AND MIKE to showcase Hepburn's athletic prowess; Hepburn did all the sports herself, though she was worried about her tennis form.
  • Academy Award Nominations: Best Story and Best Screenplay.
  • The following sports figures made cameo appearances: Don Budge, Frank Parker, Beverly Hanson, Alice Marble, Betty Hicks, and Helen Dettweiler.

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  • Sales Rank: 46,097
  • UPC: 012569516427
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