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Spitfire (1934)





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When asked in 1970 to recall his participation in RKO Radio's Spitfire, Ralph Bellamy prefaced his comments with a terse "Why don't we just forget about it?" Based on a play by Lula Vollmer, the film stars Katharine Hepburn, phony Ozark accent and all, as Trigger Hicks, an illiterate hillbilly faith healer. A very curious young lady, Trigger prays for the souls of all those around her, but this doesn't stop her from flinging rocks at them when she's upset (which is often!). Romance unexpectedly enters Trigger's life in the form of engineer Stafford (Robert Young) and construction boss Fleetwood (Ralph Bellamy), both of whom are instrumental in saving her from a superstitious lynch mob after she kidnaps an ailing baby "for its own good." Outside of Sylvia Scarlett, Spitfire is Katharine Hepburn's strangest film -- and, sad to say, one of her worst.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jane Murfin, Lula Vollmer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 13, 1991
RKO Pictures


Katharine Hepburn
as Trigger Hicks
Robert Young
as John Stafford
Ralph Bellamy
as George Fleetwood
Martha Sleeper
as Eleanor Stafford
Louis Mason
as Bill Grayson
Sara Haden
as Etta Dawson
Virginia Howell
as Granny Raines
Sidney Toler
as Mr. Sawyer
Bob Burns
as West Fry
Therese Witlier
as Mrs. Sawyer
Therese Wittler
as Mrs. Sawyer
John Beck
as Jake Hawkins
Bob Kortman
as Mountaineer
High Ghere
as West Fry
Bob Burns
as West Fry
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Critic Reviews for Spitfire

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Spitfire

I really enjoyed this movie. Hepburn plays an aggressive, although unintelligent, country girl. The story is really interesting and her character is cool. Some people have said they don't like this movie, but don't listen to them, see it for yourself.

Aj V

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