Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Another of the screwball romantic comedy genre, the plot is the story of a paleontologist (Cary Grant) in a number of predicaments involving a scatterbrained heiress (Hepburn), a leopard named Baby, and a dog named George. Over time, the film has gained acclaim as one of the best of its genre for its zany antics, pratfalls, sense of comic timing, and series of lunatic and harebrained misadventures.
The script was written specifically for Hepburn, and tailored to her personality. The behind the scenes story of the making of the film is considered as entertaining as the film itself. Filming began in September 1937 and wrapped in January 1938, over schedule and over budget. Production was frequently delayed by uncontrollable laughing fits between Hepburn and Grant.
Director Howard Hawks was later quoted as saying, the film “had a great fault and I learned an awful lot from that. There were no normal people in it. Everyone you met was a screwball…”