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Adam's Rib (1949)



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Not another living pair has ever matched the screen chemistry of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, nor duplicated their unique talents. And this magical film is their best. What more can you ask for? Adam's Rib is devilishly clever, riotously funny, and charmingly sweet. It's thought-provoking, fun, and expertly made -- top notch performances complement an inspired script. It's only significant flaw is David Wayne's weasely character, who is continually irritating. Unfortunately, he's a necessary plot element, but couldn't he have been toned down a little? The story concerns two married lawyers who find themselves on opposing sides of the same case. The story of the case is half the story; their marriage is the other. Watch for Judy Holliday and Tom Ewell in delightful supporting roles.