Bringing Up Baby: The Criterion Collection (1938)
Friday 18th June 2021
Screwball sparks fly when Cary Grant (Charade) and Katharine Hepburn (The Philadelphia Story) let loose in one of the fastest and funniest films ever made - a high-wire act of invention that took American screen comedy to new heights of absurdity.
Hoping to procure a million-dollar endowment from a wealthy society matron for his museum, a hapless palaeontologist (Grant) finds himself entangled with a dizzy heiress (Hepburn) as the manic misadventures pile up-a missing dinosaur bone, a leopard on the loose, and plenty of gender bending mayhem among them.
Bringing Up Baby's sophisticated dialogue, spontaneous performances, and giddy innuendo come together in a whirlwind of comic chaos captured with lightning-in-a-bottle brio by director Howard Hawks (Red River).
Bringing Up Baby is given the Criterion treatment and released on Blu-ray 26th July 2021 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
- New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
- Audio commentary from 2005 featuring filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
- New video essay on actor Cary Grant by author Scott Eyman
- New interview about cinematographer Russell Metty withcinematographer John Bailey
- New interview with film scholar Craig Barron on special-effects pioneer Linwood Dunn
- New selected-scene commentary about costume designer Howard Greer with costume historian Shelly Foote
- Howard Hawks: A Hell of a Good Life, a 1977 documentary by Hans-Christoph Blumenberg featuring the director's last filmed interview
- Audio interview from 1969 with Grant
- Audio excerpts from a 1972 conversation between Hawks and Bogdanovich
- English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.