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Adam's Rib sees the lawyer couple of Adam (Spencer Tracy) and feminist wife Katherine Hepburn in a courtroom battle over a woman who has shot her abusive, adulterous husband, in a comedy which questions the double-standard for men and women present in society. The film highlights some of the prejudice women met at that time, while also showing how they were aware of the possibilities of exploiting it. For its time, the film has an interestingly liberal and even stance, although perhaps it falls too much in favour of Adam.
One of the films best aspects is its portrayal of the loving relationship between Tracy and Hepburn, as he attempts to understand and reconcile his wifes beliefs and… Read more