WOMAN OF THE YEAR (1942) B/W 115m dir: George Stevens
w/Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Roscoe Karns, William Bendix, Fay Bainter, Reginald Owen, Dan Tobin, Minor Watson, Gladys Blake, William Tannen
Wonderful comedy about the marriage of a nonchalant sportswriter (Tracy) and a charming international reporter (Hepburn).
From The Movie Guide: "The first on-screen pairing of Tracy and Hepburn, a team that would last 25 years until Tracy's death in 1967. ...
"WOMAN OF THE YEAR is a marvelous comedy-drama, brimming with wit, style, and sophistication. Hepburn is strong and assured, a woman fueled by intense pride along with a good-sized ego. (Maybe that's why the final breakfast scene, amusing as it is, leaves a bad taste in the mouth, as it milks rather obvious laughs from Hepburn's lack of traditionally 'feminine' skills). Tracy is her male opposite, just as opinionated and just as stubborn. Their chemistry together is engaging, a solid teaming that enhances the accomplished script."
The film was awarded an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (Ring Lardner Jr. and Michael Kanin), and Hepburn was nominated for Best Actress.