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

Contents

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

Sports Stars

Gussy Moran as Herself Babe Didrikson Zaharias as Herself Don Budge as Himself 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 and 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 was filmed partly on location in California. The golfing scenes were filmed at the Riviera Country Club and Ojai Valley Inn. Tennis scenes were filmed at the 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 (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]

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List of American films of 1952

References[edit]

^ 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 (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 (CD liner notes). Los Angeles, California. 12 (2): 18. 

External links[edit]

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

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Films directed by George Cukor

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

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 (1949) Pat and Mike (1952) Desk Set (1957) Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

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Works by Garson Kanin

Films as director

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

Films as writer

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

Plays as writer

Born Yesterday (1946) (also direct) The Smile of the World (1949) (also direct) 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)

Novels

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

Non-fiction

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 (1964) Hardh

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