Screwball Improv

One day on the set of Howard Hawks' 1938 screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby, Katharine Hepburn impressed her colleagues with her natural talent for improvisation. "In one scene she broke the heel of a shoe," Hawks later recalled. "She was right on camera, and without fluffing a line, she said, as she limped, 'I was born on the side of a hill.'"
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