Bringing Up Baby is a 1938 American comedy film starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, and directed by Howard Hawks. Grant plays a paleontologist who keeps running into a rather odd woman played by Hepburn, who, among other things, owns a pet leopard named Baby. A box office flop in 1938, the film has come to be regarded as a classic.
Bringing Up Baby was one of two films that Veit Harlan watched on the television, the evening after being circumcised. The other was Frankenstein. Although it was a German dub of a century-old black and white film, Harlan was quite delighted with the zany comedy of Bringing Up Baby, although the next morning he did acknowledge that he was on strong painkillers while watching, and that might have skewed his perception.