Adam's Rib (1949)

Feature Film
Director: George Cukor
Writers: Ruth Gordon, Garson Kanin
Cinematographer: George J. Folsey
Composer: Miklós Rózsa
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell, David Wayne, Jean Hagen

Husband and wife lawyers (a never better Tracy and Hepburn) find themselves on opposite sides of the courtroom, as an abused, neglected wife (a scene-stealing Holliday) stands accused of attempting to murder her philandering husband, in Cukor’s elegantly photographed, very funny, and agelessly perceptive realisation of husband and wife writing team Gordon and Kanin’s glorious battle of the sexes. Iain.Stott