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Woman of the Year

George Stevens

 
Woman of the Year (Criterion Blu-Ray)

18 Apr 2017

Blu-Ray

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Criterion Store price:$31.96

  • United States
  • 1942
  • 112 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.37:1
  • English
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  • Spine #867

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.

Cast

Sam CraigSpencer Tracy
Tess HardingKatharine Hepburn
Ellen WhitcombFay Bainter
ClaytonReginald Owen
Gerald HoweDan Tobin
Pinkie PetersWilliam Bendix
William J. HardingMinor Watson
Flo PetersGladys Blake
Phil WhittakerRoscoe Karns

Credits

DirectorGeorge Stevens
Original screenplay byRing Lardner Jr. and Michael Kanin
Produced byJoseph L. Mankiewicz
Cinematography byJoseph Ruttenberg
Music byFranz Waxman
Film editing byFrank Sullivan
Art direction byCedric Gibbons
Gowns byAdrian

Disc 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

Film Essays

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Woman of the Year: A Woman’s Place

By Stephanie Zacharek April 21, 2017

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. Read more »

Film Essays

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Woman of the Year: A Woman’s Place

By Stephanie Zacharek April 21, 2017

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. Read more »


Video

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Katharine Hepburn Takes Control in Woman of the Year

April 19, 2017

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 . . . Read more »

Other Editions

Woman of the Year (Criterion DVD)

18 Apr 2017

DVD

2 Discs

SRP: $29.95

Criterion Store price:$23.96

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