Adam's Rib

Adam's Rib (1949)

It's The Hilarious Answer To Who Wears The Pants!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1949-11-18
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 282 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 40min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: George Cukor
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When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court. Amanda uses everything she can to win the case and Adam gets mad about it. As a result, their perfect marriage is disturbed by everyday quarrels.

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  • Spencer Tracy

    as Adam Bonner
  • Katharine Hepburn

    as Amanda Bonner
  • Judy Holliday

    as Doris Attinger
  • Tom Ewell

    as Warren Attinger
  • David Wayne

    as Kip Lurie
  • Jean Hagen

    as Beryl Caighn
  • Hope Emerson

    as Olympia La Pere
  • Eve March

    as Grace
  • Clarence Kolb

    as Judge Reiser
  • Emerson Treacy

    as Jules Frikke
  • Polly Moran

    as Mrs. McGrath
  • Will Wright

    as Judge Marcasson
  • Elizabeth Flournoy

    as Dr. Margaret Brodeigh
  • Bonnie Bannon

    as Woman in Courtroom (uncredited)
  • Charles Bastin

    as Young District Attorney (uncredited)
  • Harry Baum

    as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Joseph E. Bernard

    as Mr. Bonner - Adam's Father (uncredited)
  • Madge Blake

    as Mrs. Bonner - Adam's Mother (uncredited)
  • Harris Brown

    as Court Attendant (uncredited)
  • David Clarke

    as Roy (uncredited)
  • Harry Cody

    as Criminal Attorney (uncredited)
  • Dick Cogan

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Paul Cramer

    as Stenographer (uncredited)
  • Bert Davidson

    as Subway Guard (uncredited)
  • Roger Davis

    as Paul Hurlock (uncredited)
  • Janna DeLoos

    as Mary - Maid (uncredited)
  • Sidney Dubin

    as Bobby - Amanda's Assistant (uncredited)
  • Rex Evans

    as Fat Man in Elevator (uncredited)
  • John Fell

    as Adam's Assistant (uncredited)
  • Norman Field

    as Courtroom Bailiff (uncredited)
  • Glen Gallagher

    as Criminal Attorney (uncredited)
  • Mickey Golden

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Danny Harvey

    as Office Boy (uncredited)
  • Marvin Kaplan

    as Court Stenographer (uncredited)
  • Kenner G. Kemp

    as Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
  • Michael Kostrick

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Nancy Laurents

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Gracille LaVinder

    as Police Matron (uncredited)
  • DeForrest Lawrence

    as Adam's Assistant (uncredited)
  • Gustave Lax

    as Juror (uncredited)
  • Doris Lloyd

    as Lady with Attinger Kids in Court (uncredited)
  • Lester Luther

    as Judge Poynter (uncredited)
  • George Magrill

    as Subway Conductor (uncredited)
  • Dwight Martin

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Louis Mason

    as Louie - Elevator Operator (uncredited)
  • John Maxwell

    as Court Clerk (uncredited)
  • David McMahon

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Walter Merrill

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Frank Mills

    as Juror (uncredited)
  • Ralph Montgomery

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Evelyn Moriarty

    as Juror (uncredited)
  • Sol Murgi

    as Commuter (uncredited)
  • Anna Q. Nilsson

    as Mrs. Poynter (uncredited)
  • James Nolan

    as Dave (uncredited)
  • Tommy Noonan

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Gil Patric

    as Criminal Attorney (uncredited)
  • Harry 'Snub' Pollard

    as Man in Courtroom (uncredited)
  • Dan Quigg

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Tom Quinn

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Paula Raymond

    as Emerald - Kip's Girlfriend (uncredited)
  • William Self

    as Benjamin Klausner - Jury Foreman (uncredited)
  • Will Stanton

    as Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
  • Bert Stevens

    as Courtroom Extra (uncredited)
  • Brick Sullivan

    as Court Clerk (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Ray Walker

    as Photographer (uncredited)
  • Glen Walters

    as Juror (uncredited)
  • Marjorie Wood

    as Mrs. Marcasson (uncredited)
  • Wilson Wood

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Edward Andrews

    as Kip's neighbor (uncredited)
  • Jules Michelson

    as Bailiff (uncredited)
Production Lawrence Weingarten Producer
Art Henry Grace Assistant Set Decoration
Writing Ruth Gordon Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Sydney Guilaroff Hair Designer
Directing Joel Freeman Assistant Director
Sound Miklós Rózsa Original Music Composer
Art Cedric Gibbons Art Direction
Art Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Walter Plunkett Costume Design
Camera George J. Folsey Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Jack Dawn Makeup Designer
Directing George Cukor Director
Sound Eugene Zador Orchestrator
Art William Ferrari Art Direction
Editing George Boemler Editor
Sound Douglas Shearer Recording Supervision
Sound Douglas Shearer Sound Recordist
Crew William Axt Additional Music
Crew A. Arnold Gillespie Special Effects
Crew George Bassman Additional Music
Directing Andrew Marton Second Unit Director
Writing Garson Kanin Screenplay
Directing Jack Greenwood Assistant Director
Art Frank Wesselhoff Painter
Production Charles Levin Unit Manager