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Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
is a 1952 American romantic comedy film starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The movie was written by Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
and Garson Kanin, and directed by George Cukor, who also directed The Philadelphia Story (1940) with Hepburn, and Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
(1949) with Hepburn and Tracy.


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

3.1 Development 3.2 Filming 3.3 Casting

4 Music 5 Reception 6 See also 7 References 8 External links

Plot[edit] Pat Pemberton (Katharine Hepburn) is a brilliant athlete who loses her confidence whenever her charming but overbearing fiancé Collier (William Ching) is around. Ladies golf and tennis championships are within her reach, however she gets flustered by his presence at the contests. He wants her to give up her goal and marry him, but Pat does not give up on herself that easily. She enlists the help of Mike Conovan (Spencer Tracy), a slightly shady sports promoter. Together they face mobsters, a jealous boxer (Aldo Ray), and a growing mutual attraction. Cast[edit]

Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
as Mike Conovan Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
as Pat Pemberton Aldo Ray
Aldo Ray
as Davie Hucko William Ching
William Ching
as Collier Weld Sammy White as Barney Grau George Mathews as Spec Cauley Loring Smith as Mr. Beminger Phyllis Povah
Phyllis Povah
as Mrs. Beminger Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
as Hank Tasling (billed as "Charles Buchinski") Frank Richards as Sam Garsell Jim Backus
Jim Backus
as Charles Barry Chuck Connors
Chuck Connors
as Police Captain Joseph E. Bernard
Joseph E. Bernard
as Gibby Owen McGiveney as Harry MacWade Lou Lubin as Waiter Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer
as Bus Boy William Self as Pat Pemberton's Caddy

Sports Stars

Gussy Moran as Herself Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
as Herself Don Budge
Don Budge
as Himself Alice Marble
Alice Marble
as Herself Frank Parker as Himself Betty Hicks as Herself Beverly Hanson as Herself Helen Dettweiler as Herself

Production[edit] Development[edit] Garson Kanin
Garson Kanin
and Ruth Gordon
Ruth Gordon
were friends with Hepburn and Tracy, and had the idea of writing a film to showcase Hepburn's athletic abilities. She was an avid golfer and tennis player, and indeed performed all the sports footage in the film herself. Filming[edit] Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
was filmed partly on location in California. The golfing scenes were filmed at the Riviera Country Club
Riviera Country Club
and Ojai Valley Inn. Tennis scenes were filmed at the Cow Palace
Cow Palace
in Daly City, near San Francisco. The opening scenes were filmed at Occidental College, standing in as fictional Pacific Technical College. Casting[edit] Many notable athletes appear in cameo roles as themselves in the film, including golfers Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Betty Hicks, and Helen Dettweiler, and tennis champions Don Budge, Gussie Moran and Alice Marble. Other notables in the cast include Charles Bronson
Charles Bronson
(credited as Charles Buchinski) in his second credited movie role, Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, Jim Backus, and, in his acting debut, former athlete Chuck Connors, later known as the star of The Rifleman television series. Music[edit] The score for the film was composed and conducted by David Raksin, with orchestrations by Robert Franklyn and Ruby Raksin.[2] Of his music, Raksin said "My music was sly and a mite jazzy, and despite the fact that everyone seemed to like it, so did I."[3] The complete score was issued on CD in 2009, on Film Score Monthly records. Reception[edit] According to MGM records the film earned $2,050,000 in the US and Canada and $646,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $74,000.[1] See also[edit]

Film portal Golf portal

List of American films of 1952


^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study . ^ Bettencourt, Scott (2009). David Raksin. " David Raksin at MGM (1950-1957)". Film Score Monthly
Film Score Monthly
(CD online notes). Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 12 (2).  ^ Bradford, Marilee (2009). David Raksin. " David Raksin at MGM (1950-1957)". Film Score Monthly
Film Score Monthly
(CD liner notes). Los Angeles, California. 12 (2): 18. 

External links[edit]

Pat and Mike
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at AllMovie Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
on IMDb Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
at the TCM Movie Database Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
at the American Film Institute Catalog

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Films directed by George Cukor

Grumpy (1930) The Virtuous Sin
The Virtuous Sin
(1930) The Royal Family of Broadway
The Royal Family of Broadway
(1930) Tarnished Lady
Tarnished Lady
(1931) Girls About Town (1931) What Price Hollywood?
What Price Hollywood?
(1932) A Bill of Divorcement (1932) Rockabye (1932) Our Betters
Our Betters
(1933) Dinner at Eight (1933) Little Women (1933) David Copperfield (1935) Sylvia Scarlett
Sylvia Scarlett
(1935) Romeo and Juliet (1936) Camille (1936) Holiday (1938) Zaza (1939) The Women (1939) Susan and God
Susan and God
(1940) The Philadelphia Story (1940) A Woman's Face
A Woman's Face
(1941) Two-Faced Woman
Two-Faced Woman
(1941) Her Cardboard Lover
Her Cardboard Lover
(1942) Keeper of the Flame (1942) Gaslight (1944) Winged Victory (1944) A Double Life (1947) Edward, My Son
Edward, My Son
(1949) Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
(1949) A Life of Her Own
A Life of Her Own
(1950) Born Yesterday (1950) The Model and the Marriage Broker
The Model and the Marriage Broker
(1951) The Marrying Kind
The Marrying Kind
(1952) Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
(1952) The Actress
The Actress
(1953) It Should Happen to You
It Should Happen to You
(1954) A Star Is Born (1954) Bhowani Junction (1956) Les Girls
Les Girls
(1957) Wild Is the Wind
Wild Is the Wind
(1957) Heller in Pink Tights
Heller in Pink Tights
(1960) Let's Make Love
Let's Make Love
(1960) Something's Got to Give
Something's Got to Give
(1962) The Chapman Report
The Chapman Report
(1962) My Fair Lady (1964) Justine (1969) Travels with My Aunt (1972) Love Among the Ruins (1975) The Blue Bird (1976) The Corn is Green (1979) Rich and Famous (1981)

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The Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
and Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn

Woman of the Year
Woman of the Year
(1942) Keeper of the Flame (1943) Without Love (1945) The Sea of Grass (1947) State of the Union (1948) Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
(1949) Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
(1952) Desk Set
Desk Set
(1957) Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

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Works by Garson Kanin

Films as director

A Man to Remember
A Man to Remember
(1938) Next Time I Marry
Next Time I Marry
(1938) The Great Man Votes (1939) Bachelor Mother
Bachelor Mother
(1939) They Knew What They Wanted (1940) My Favorite Wife
My Favorite Wife
(1940) Tom, Dick and Harry (1941) The True Glory (1945) Some Kind of a Nut
Some Kind of a Nut
(1968) (also wrote) Where It's At (1969) (also wrote)

Films as writer

The More the Merrier
The More the Merrier
(1942) From This Day Forward (1946) A Double Life (1947) Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib
(1949) Born Yesterday (1950) Pat and Mike
Pat and Mike
(1952) The Marrying Kind
The Marrying Kind
(1952) It Should Happen to You
It Should Happen to You
(1954) The Girl Can't Help It (1956) High Time (1960) The Rat Race
The Rat Race

Plays as writer

Born Yesterday (1946) (also direct) The Smile of the World (1949) (also direct) The Rat Race
The Rat Race
(1949) (also direct) The Live Wire (1950) (also direct) Come on Strong Fledermaus The Good Soup (1960) (also direct) Do Re Mi (1960-62) (also direct) A Gift of Time (1962) Come on Strong (1962)

Plays as director

Hitch Your Wagon (1937) Too Many Heroes (1937) The Rugged Path (1945) Years Ago (1946) How I Wonder (1947) The Leading Lady (1948) The Diary of Anne Frank (1955) Small War on Murray Hill (1957) A Hole in the Head (1957) Sunday in New York (1962) Funny Girl (1964) I Was Dancing (1964) A Very Rich Woman (1965) We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1966) Dreyfus in Rehearsal (1974)


Blow Up a Storm Do Re Mi Moviola (1979) Smash (1980) The Rat Race Where It's At


Remembering Mr. Maugham (1966)

Hollywood: Stars and Starlets, Tycoons, Moviemakers, Frauds, Hopefuls, Great Lovers (1967) Tracy and Hepburn: An Intimate Memoir (1971)

TV as Writer

Born Yesterday (1956) Mr Broadway
Mr Broadway
(1964) Hardh