See you at the movies Friday for Adam's Rib with Hepburn and Tracy

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The story begins with Doris Attinger (Judy Holliday) waiting outside her husband's (Warren Attinger - Tom Ewell) office to follow him when he leaves to what she believes will be a romantic tryst.

We get an idea of her motive when she drops her purse and a small revolver spills out. Her hunch is right, and after reading the directions how to use the weapon, she closes her eyes and starts shooting, wounding but not killing, her husband.

The story shifts to a stylish apartment building where a servant is bringing breakfast to the bedroom of Adam (Tracy) and Amanda (Hepburn) Bonner. They scan the lead stories as they eat and prepare for work, noting the attempted murder story.

Adam arrives at his office (Assistant District Attorney) and discovers he has been assigned to the case which he assumes will be a 'slam dunk'. He calls to tell Amanda, an attorney in private practice, the news and rub it in how he will put this one away quickly.

Amanda hangs up on him, determined to defend this woman, believing women are treated differently than men and that this woman was justified in her actions.

The movie shifts to the courtroom where the action and the fun begins. Each night the trial carries over into their personal life. A little dated now, it was somewhat shocking in 1949 that a woman could, heaven forbid, compete in the 'men's domain'. Where are there inequities today that need to be corrected? The chemistry between Tracy and Hepburn is at its best and makes for a very funny, romantic comedy that deserves its place in AFI' Top 100 Laughs.  --From Lu's Reviews

DATE: Friday, June 1st

TIME: 1:30pm - 3:30pm

LOCATION: Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline

COST: Suggested donation $2/person

A representative from Scarecrow Video will be on hand to share unique tidbits associated with the making of the movie as well as the on/off screen romance of two of our favorite actors, Tracy and Hepburn.

See you at the movies!


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