The film tells the story of a paleontologist in a number of predicaments involving a scatterbrained heiress and a leopard named Baby. Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks, and starring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The screenplay was adapted by Dudley Nichols and Hagar Wilde from a short story by Wilde which originally appeared in Collier's Weekly magazine on April 10, 1937. Olga Celeste on set with Neissa. January 28, 2016. by inthevintagekitchen. The Lady Behind The Leopard: Bringing Up Baby’s Unseen Star. Published on January 28, 2016. Directed by Howard Hawks. Seventy-eight February’s ago (that’s 1938, if you struggle with math) Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant were lighting up the silver screen with funny situations in their second movie together, … It was released by RKO Radio Pictures. Photo courtesy of Click magazine, 1938. While trying to secure a $1 million donation for his museum, a befuddled paleontologist is pursued by a flighty and often irritating heiress and her pet leopard, Baby.

With Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles, Walter Catlett.