Pat and Mike

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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.

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Pat Pemberton (Katharine Hepburn), a college athletics instructor, enters a number of golf matches against female professionals. She holds her own until her well-meaning but condescending fiancé, Collier Weld (William Ching), turns up at the games and distracts her. Sports manager Mike Conovan (Spencer Tracy) sees her talent and offers to train her. After realizing that Pat stops trying when Collier is around, Mike works to keep them apart -- especially when he begins to develop feeling for her.

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Critic Reviews for Pat and Mike

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  • Apr 06, 2013
    george 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 acting
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2012
    The 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, 2010
    The 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, 2009
    Lady 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

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