Woman of the Year

The week of August 15, 2010:

The movie of the week is the first of nine films to feature Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn together. Woman of the Year is a prime example illustrating Tracy and Hepburn’s passion, intelligence, and whit. Their chemistry on-screen drew in large numbers at the box office and also fueled gossip columns of an off-screen romance.

Stars: Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn
Directed by: George Stevens
Released in: 1942

Tess, a successful and independent woman, falls in love with Sam, a sports reporter. After the two marry they continue to have more trouble merging their careers and relationship.

Fact: The Broadway musical version opened at the Palace Theater on May 29, 1981 and ran for seven-hundred-seventy performances starring Lauren Bacall and Harry Guardino. The theatrical version was also nominated for three Tony awards in 1981.

Fact: The entire final sequence where Tess tries to win Sam by making him breakfast was written and filmed after the original ending tested poorly in preview.

Awards: Michael Kanin & Ring Lardner, Jr. won Best Writing – Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Katharine Hepburn also received a Best Actress in a Leading Role nomination for her part in Woman of the Year

To view the trailer of Woman of the Year visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chdPlYhEK2g

As well, Woman of the Year will air on the Turner Classic Movie channel on Friday, August 20 at 8PM. Be sure to double-check your local listings and times at www.tcm.com

And as always, feel absolutely free to leave your comments:)


~ by discoveringtheclassics on August 15, 2010.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: