Dr. David Huxley (Cary Grant) is a straitlaced palaeontologist juggling three important events at once: the arrival of an extremely rare bone needed to complete his brontosaurus skeleton; a meeting to ask for a million dollars for his museum from a wealthy donor; and his impending marriage to the humourless Miss Swallow (Virginia Walker). Into David’s life comes Susan (Katharine Hepburn), a free-spirited young woman who seems to bring trouble wherever she goes. Thanks to Susan, David finds himself involved in one ridiculous situation after another, and soon the two are prowling around a country estate looking for the missing dinosaur bone and hunting for a lost pet leopard named Baby.
Bringing Up Baby
Directed by Howard Hawks