Pat and Mike
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Pat (Katharine Hepburn), a college phys-ed instructor, enters into professional competition as a golf and tennis player. Mike (Spencer Tracy), a likeable but unscrupulous sports promoter, first attempts to bribe Pat to lose, but later becomes her manager. Pat performs brilliantly until her insufferable fiance Collier West (William Ching) shows up; West always manages to make Pat so nervous that she can't win to save her life. At long last, West walks out, having found Pat in a compromising situation with Mike. Though she'd previously kept her distance from Mike, Pat suddenly realizes… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin here wrote an engaging screenplay about emotion-without-display for their rare uncut diamonds."
‑ Penelope Gilliatt, New Yorker
"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Original comedy, with a rich look at women's sports - and gender roles."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"The film doesn't have much plot but the dialogue is bright, and the roles tailor-made for stars Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn demonstrates with physical strength what she proved in Adam's Rib with intellect, that women can be equal to men"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Tracy and Hepburn turn in unforgettable performances."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One of the season's gayest comedies."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"The best of the Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn cycle."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"The familiarity the two stars communicate goes far beyond the script."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"Another fine teaming, with great support from Aldo Ray"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Tracy and Hepburn were so opposite in personal and professional style that their joyous compatibility on screen and off remains a source of wonder and delight."
‑ , Film4
"Tracy is given some choice lines in the script and makes much of them in an easy, throwaway style that lifts the comedy punch."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Slight sports comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Hepburn and Tracy at their romantic-antagonistic best!"
‑ Niki Patton, Martha's Vineyard Times (Massachusetts)
"Great star comedy."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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