George Stevens

Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

George Stevens’s Woman of the Year, conceived to build on the smashing comeback Katharine Hepburn had made in The Philadelphia Story, marked the beginning of the personal and professional union between Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, who would go on to make eight more films together. This tale of two newspaper reporters who wed and then discover that their careers aren’t so compatible forges a fresh and realistic vision of what marriage can be. The freewheeling but pinpoint-sharp screenplay by Ring Lardner Jr. and Michael Kanin won an Academy Award, and Hepburn received a nomination for her performance. Woman of the Year is a dazzling, funny, and rueful observation of what it takes for men and women to get along—both in the workplace and outside of it.

Film Info

  • George Stevens
  • United States
  • 1942
  • 112 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
  • Spine #867

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with George Stevens Jr.
  • 1967 audio interview with George Stevens
  • New interview with George Stevens biographer Marilyn Ann Moss
  • New interview with writer Claudia Roth Pierpont on actor Katharine Hepburn
  • George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey, a 112-minute 1984 documentary by George Stevens Jr.
  • The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn, an eighty-six-minute documentary from 1986
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

New cover based on original promotional materials by Jacques Kapralik

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with George Stevens Jr.
  • 1967 audio interview with George Stevens
  • New interview with George Stevens biographer Marilyn Ann Moss
  • New interview with writer Claudia Roth Pierpont on actor Katharine Hepburn
  • George Stevens: A Filmmaker’s Journey, a 112-minute 1984 documentary by George Stevens Jr.
  • The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn, an eighty-six-minute documentary from 1986
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Stephanie Zacharek

New cover based on original promotional materials by Jacques Kapralik

Woman of the Year
Cast
Spencer Tracy
Sam Craig
Katharine Hepburn
Tess Harding
Fay Bainter
Ellen Whitcomb
Reginald Owen
Clayton
Dan Tobin
Gerald Howe
William Bendix
Pinkie Peters
Minor Watson
William J. Harding
Gladys Blake
Flo Peters
Roscoe Karns
Phil Whittaker
Credits
Director
George Stevens
Original screenplay by
Ring Lardner Jr.
Original screenplay by
Michael Kanin
Produced by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg
Music by
Franz Waxman
Film editing by
Frank Sullivan
Art direction by
Cedric Gibbons
Gowns by
Adrian

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Fresh off her successful collaboration with George Cukor on The Philadelphia Story, Katharine Hepburn secured her comeback after a brief career slump with George Stevens’s 1942 Woman of the Year. This clever battle-of-the-sexes comedy—which marke…

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Woman of the Year: A Woman’s Place
Woman of the Year: A Woman’s Place

George Stevens’s Oscar-winning comedy captures the first sparks of attraction that ignited one of the great on- and offscreen romances in Hollywood history.

By Stephanie Zacharek

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