Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

Director: George Stevens Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter

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Overview

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn costarred for the first time in the delectable romantic comedy Woman of the Year. Tracy plays New York sportswriter Sam Craig, who becomes incensed at comments about the uselessness of sports made by foreign correspondent Tess Harding (Hepburn). Sam and Tess subsequently use their respective columns to carry on a feud-at least, until they finally meet face to face. After Sam takes Tess to her first baseball game (one of the funniest scenes ever committed to celluloid), the two fall in love. Once married, however, their happiness is threatened by their wildly divergent lifestyles (Sam hadn't intended to spend his honeymoon helping to hide a prominent European refugee from the authorities, nor is Tess prepared for her husband's rowdy sports-oriented pals). When Tess is voted "Woman of the Year", a jealous Sam walks out on her. She endeavors to win him back by cooking him breakfast-with disastrous results. Despite their oil-and-water relationship, Sam and Tess are made for each other, and they're back together for the final fadeout. A hands-down winner at the box office, Woman of the Year earned a "best original screenplay" Oscar for Ring Lardner Jr. and Michael Kanin. Nominated for an award was director George Stevens, an RKO contractee brought to MGM at Hepburn's insistence. And need we remind you at this late date of the subsequent lifelong romance between stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn?

Product Details

Release Date: 04/18/2017
UPC: 0715515196116
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 5,631

Special Features

New interview with George Stevens Jr.; 1967 audio interview with George Stevens; New interview with George Stevens biographer Marilyn Ann Moss; New interview with writer Claudia Roth Pierpont on actor Katharine Hepburn; George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey, a 112-minute 1984 documentary by George Stevens Jr.; The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn, an eighty-six-minute documentary from 1986; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Sam Craig
Katharine Hepburn Tess Harding
Fay Bainter Ellen Whitcomb
Reginald Owen Clayton
William Bendix Pinkie Peters
Dan Tobin Gerald
Gladys Blake Flo Peters
Minor Watson William Harding
Roscoe Karns Phil Whittaker
William Tannen Ellis
John Berkes Pal
Connie Gilchrist Actor
Winifred Harris Chairlady
William J. Holmes Man at Banquet
Michael Visaroff Guest
Joe Yule Building Superintendent
Ludwig Stossel Dr. Martin Lubbeck
Sara Haden Matron at orphanage
Edith Evanson Alma
George Kezas Chris
Jimmy Conlin Reporter
Ray Teal Reporter
Grant Withers Guest
Ben Lessy Punchy
Edward McWade Adolph
Gerald Mohr Radio Emcee
Cyril Ring Harding's chauffeur
Henry Roquemore Justice of the Peace
Duke York Football player

Technical Credits
George Stevens Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Randall Duell Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Michael Kanin Screenwriter
Ring Lardner Screenwriter
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Producer
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Sullivan Editor
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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Woman of the Year 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first of nine films Kate Hepburn and Spencer Tracy made together and what can I say- a masterpiece. Hepburn was born to play Tess, a powerful, confident, and very successful newspaper columnist. Opposite her, playing a sportswriter, is loveable Spencer Tracy whose quiet comedy and quick wit is unmatchable. While their roles would reverse in future films as far as who's got the power, it seems to fit perfectly in this one with Kate running the show. Even though Woman of the Year is almost 70 yrs old, its still very much a romantic film, showing that all it takes to melt a super successful business woman is an Average Joe with a good heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Woman of the year has to be one of the best movies. My favorite part is when Sam(Spencer Tracy) takes Tess Harding(Katharine Hepbrun) to her first baseball game. It is SOOOO funny!! This movie is very funny and sweet!!!