Adam's Rib

Release Date: 1949

DVD Release Date: August 26th, 1997

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

A courtroom rivalry finds its way into the household when prosecuting lawyer Adam Bonner (Spencer Tracy) faces off against his wife, Amanda (Katharine Hepburn), who happens to be a defense attorney. Working on opposite sides of a lawsuit where a woman (Judy Holliday) has shot her cheating husband (Tom Ewell), Adam and Amanda are both determined to win the case, and their home becomes the setting for comical showdowns, with neither spouse willing to relent.

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell, David Wayne, Jean Hagen, Hope Emerson, Polly Moran

Director: George Cukor

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Keywords: 1940s, Playful, Engaging, Husband, Marriage, Hilarious, Amusing, Wife, Love, Rivalry


Nominated Writing (Story and Screenplay)