Pat and Mike
1952, Comedy, 1h 35m27 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings
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Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy take competition to a romantic-comic highpoint in this elegantly directed sports comedy by George Cukor. Read critic reviews
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Patricia 'Pat' Pemberton
Henry 'Hank' Tasling
Pat Pemberton's caddie
Critic Reviews for Pat and Mike
Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin here wrote an engaging screenplay about emotion-without-display for their rare uncut diamonds.January 14, 2013 | Full Review…
One of the season's gayest comedies.
Tracy is given some choice lines in the script and makes much of them in an easy, throwaway style that lifts the comedy punch.
One of the better Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn comedies -- not so much for the screenplay by Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon, which lacks the bite and sophistication of Adam's Rib, as for the relaxed and graceful interplay of the stars.
The best of the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn cycle.
There are far too many shots featuring real-life sports stars, but the sparring leads, and Ray's dim boxer, work superbly together under Cukor's deceptively effortless, always elegant direction.June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Audience Reviews for Pat and Mike
Apr 06, 2013george cukor tries his hand here at more drama and less light hearted comedy. while not such an eye fixer it held my attention and i feel tracy outshined hepburn with a little more depth to his actingSanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
May 11, 2012The story of of lady sports protege and her shady manager is a sheer cover for this light farce about gender roles, typecasted with Tracy and Hepburn. Despite having moments of mirth the overall feeling I got was that the writers, Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, cranked this out over a weekend. Still the star pairing is magnetic. Look for Charles Bronson, Chuck Conners, and Alfalfa (of the Little Rascals) in bit parts.Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
Sep 05, 2010The synopsis on here says "predictable comic mishaps" predictable is right. These stars deserve more than another predictable comedy with a little romance. Yes, they do add sports to the mix, but that doesn't make it any more interesting.Aj V Super Reviewer
Feb 27, 2009Lady golfer Pat gets so stressed out in the presence of her fiance, she blows a golf tournament. Mike is a sports promoter who spots her at the tournament and signs her on to be one of his clients. It turns out golf is one of her "minor" sports, tennis and shooting being her major sports (although shooting really isn't referenced much subsequently). The fiance turns up at a tennis tournament and proves to be her achilles heel once again, with great visual effects used to signify her sudden mental block (it's a little bit of avant garde comedy). There are a few funny moments (Pat coming to Mike's "rescue" and beating up some gangsters for him), but the romance between Pat and Mike seems highly unlikely given the two's disparate backgrounds (she's an erudite college girl and he's a street hustling small-time promoter/bookie/gangster). A light and enjoyable comedy from two screen legends.Devon B Super Reviewer