The New Pictures, Feb. 16, 1942

Woman of the Year(Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer) was made to order for bold Katharine Hepburn. She saw to it that it was: she helped edit the script (authored by two comparatively unknown Hollywood-sprites: Ring Lardner Jr. and Michael Kanin) sold it to Metro for an unprecedented $100.000, demanded and got her own leading man (Spencer Tracy) and (from a rival studio) her favorite director (George Stevens).

The result is not so form-fitting as her last made-to-order picture (The Philadelphia Story), but it is an adroit and amusing comedy, with an appetizing dash of social satire.

As Tess...

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