Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant star in George Cukor’s romantic comedy-drama about a young woman who pretends to be a boy in order to evade the police.
The cast had a great deal of charm, and the leads show, a few years before their later collaborations, what a great rapport they had. I liked the film, and the (for the time) daring look at gender and sexuality makes it feel quite different and distinctive. However, I thought that the story was quite unfocused, jumping around a fair bit, and this made it hard to engage with what was happening at times.
The film was adapted from a book, so the episodic narrative makes sense but doesn’t work as well when compressed into an hour and a half. It was very interesting and had a lot of charm, but I think it never quite came together.