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Bill of Divorcement, ABill of Divorcement, A (1932)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. John Barrymore, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Burke
Shell–shocked war veteran John Barrymore returns to the world after 15 years in an asylum, to find that wife Katharine Hepburn (in her screen…
Little WomenLittle Women (1933) Recommended
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Katharine Hepburn
Constantly enjoyable version of Louisa Alcott's novel about four sisters and their mother coping while their father fights in the Civil War. Splendid…
Sylvia ScarlettSylvia Scarlett (1935)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant
Katharine Hepburn looks smashing as a boy in this cross–dressing flop that was reappraised in the 1960s as a lost classic, with a unique style…
Mary of ScotlandMary of Scotland (1936)
Dir. John Ford
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Fredric March, John Carradine
Katharine Hepburn stars as Mary, Queen of Scots who, after languishing in jail for 18 years at Elizabeth I's command, is offered a pardon if she will…
Bringing Up BabyBringing Up Baby (1938) Aro Favourite
Dir. Howard Hawks
Feat. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn
Definitive screwball comedy, has paleatologist Cary Grant and tiger–owning Katharine Hepburn striking sparks.
HolidayHoliday (1938) Recommended
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn
Sparkling Cary Grant/Katharine Hepburn duet stands as tall as its famous successor, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. The drawbacks of life in high society are…
Philadelphia Story, ThePhiladelphia Story, The (1940) Recommended
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart
A second marriage for a stuffy heiress is threatened by scandal. A witty, sparkling romantic farce with golden trio – Katharine Hepburn, Cary…
Woman of the YearWoman of the Year (1942) Recommended
Dir. George Stevens
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn's endearing screen partnership ignited as disparate newspaper reporters whose personalities at once clash and…
Keeper of the FlameKeeper of the Flame (1942)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf
Spencer Tracy plays a top–notch reporter who falls in love with the widow of the deceased national hero he's assigned to investigate. A tight…
State of the UnionState of the Union (1948)
Dir. Frank Capra
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Angela Lansbury
An idealistic industrialist is urged to run for President, but finds uncomfortable compromises are required on both a political and marital level.…
Adam's RibAdam's Rib (1949) Recommended
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn
A bittersweet battle of the sexes in which married lawyers find themselves on opposite sides of an attempted murder case. High–brow romp was…
African Queen, TheAfrican Queen, The (1951) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn
A magnificent combination of comedy, character and adventure with odd companions Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn trying to survive each other…
Pat and MikePat and Mike (1952) Recommended
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy
Athlete Katharine Hepburn pursues track triumphs with the aid of coach Spencer Tracy. Hepburn–Tracy coupling runs like a well–oiled…
SummertimeSummertime (Summer Madness) (1955) Recommended
Dir. David Lean
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi, Isa Miranda
Katharine Hepburn, middle–aged spinster, flees to Venice on vacation, only for the romance of the city – and a dark, handsome Italian catch…
Desk SetDesk Set (His Other Woman) (1957) Recommended
Dir. Walter Lang
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young
Screwball Tracy–Hepburn vehicle makes good use of their excellent chemistry. Tracy is an efficiency expert come to computerise a New York firm…
Suddenly, Last SummerSuddenly, Last Summer (1959) Aro Favourite
Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Feat. Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift
A kitsch classic in which Elizabeth Taylor is in finest neurotic form as a young woman trying to fight her vindictive aunt's will to have her…
Long Day's Journey Into NightLong Day's Journey Into Night (1962) Recommended
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards Jr.
Faithful and masterful adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play about family life, love and losers drinking and tearing each other apart in leafy New…
Guess Who's Coming to DinnerGuess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Recommended
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy become perplexed parents of son–in–law Sidney Poitier, in this agreeable mixed–marriage comedy.
Lion in Winter, TheLion in Winter, The (1968) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Harvey
Feat. Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn
An acting feast for Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn (who won an Oscar) as tempestuous King Henry II and his estranged wife who fiercely…
Trojan Women, TheTrojan Women, The (1972)
Dir. Michael Cacoyannis
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Magee
Filmed on location in Greece, this star–powered version of Euripedes play is a patchy but earnest attempt to convey the power of the classical…
American Film Theatre - A Delicate BalanceAmerican Film Theatre - A Delicate Balance (1973)
Dir. Tony Richardson
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick
The American Film Theatre's adaptation of the Edward Albee stageplay set amongst a troubled, but well–to–do American family. When some…
Glass Menagerie, TheGlass Menagerie, The (1973)
Dir. Anthony Harvey
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Sam Waterston, Joanna Miles
Katharine Hepburn grows old and dominates her children in this fine stage version of the Tennessee Williams play. From the Broadway Theatre Archive…
Love Among the RuinsLove Among the Ruins (1975)
Dir. George Cukor
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn, Colin Blakely
Nicely polished period TV–movie, with barrister Olivier defending aging beauty Hepburn, who is being sued by a gigolo for 'abandonment'. Of…
Rooster CogburnRooster Cogburn (1975)
Dir. Stuart Millar
Feat. John Wayne, Katharine Hepburn
John Wayne saddles up for another round of boozing and revenging in this follow–up to TRUE GRIT. Reigning in the one–eyed Marshall this…
That's Entertainment IIThat's Entertainment II (1976)
Dir. Gene Kelly
Feat. Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Spencer Tracy
A second helping of musical nostalgia, with Astaire and Kelly again hosting while also contributing a number of brand new dance numbers together.…
On Golden PondOn Golden Pond (1981)
Dir. Mark Rydell
Feat. Henry Fonda, Jane Fonda, Katharine Hepburn
A warm–fuzzy Oscar winner, a fitting swansong for Henry Fonda, filled with poignant moments with his daughter Jane and Katharine Hepburn.
Ultimate Solution of...Grace Quigley, TheUltimate Solution of...Grace Quigley, The (1984)
Dir. Anthony Harvey
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte
Curious black comedy features Hepburn as a lonely widower who enlists hitman Nolte to hasten her demise.

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