Adam’s Rib is the sixth Spencer Tracy-Katharine Hepburn film and released in 1949.
This film has Tracy and Hepburn as lawyers married to each other who becomes opponents on the same case with Tracy prosecuting a woman who shot but only wounded her husband and Hepburn defending her.
Adam’s Rib is a superb romantic comedy and there a couple of scenes that are worth mentioning here. The first was when one of Hepburn’s expert witnesses lifted Tracy literally in the air and in her closing arguments Hepburn asked the jurors to imagine gender reversals with the woman being a man and her husband being a woman in order to emphasise whether the woman would have gotten a fairer trial if she had been a man who had shot his wife.
It was amusing to see here the image of the man as a woman and woman as a man.
A well done film with the outcome of the trial very satisfactory.