Katharine Hepburn - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 36

A Chronology of Katharine Hepburn Movie Posters 1933-1984.

Katharine Houghton Hepburn (1907-2003) was born in Hartford, Connecticut.

She was Oscar nominated Best Actress 12 times winning the Oscar statuette a record 4 times, for the films - Morning Glory (1933), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1980).

Katharine Hepburn has appeared in 43 films, this hub showcases poster art from 29 of those movies.

Spitfire (1934)
Spitfire (1934)

Spitfire (1934) Directed by John Cromwell. 87mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Trigger Hicks
Robert Young - John Stafford
Ralph Bellamy - George Fleetwood
Martha Sleeper - Eleanor Stafford
Louis Mason - Bill Grayson
Sidney Toler - Mr. Jim Sawyer
Will Geer - West Fry

IMDB rating 5.5

Little Women (1933)
Little Women (1933)



Little Women (1933) Directed by George Cukor. 115mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Jo
Joan Bennett - Amy
Paul Lukas - Prof. Bhaer
Edna May Oliver - Aunt March
Jean Parker - Beth
Frances Dee - Meg
Henry Stephenson - Mr. Laurence

IMDB rating 7.3

Morning Glory (1933)
Morning Glory (1933)



Morning Glory (1933) Directed by Lowell Sherman. 74mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Eva Lovelace
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - Joseph Sheridan
Adolphe Menjou - Louis Easton
Mary Duncan - Rita Vernon
C. Aubrey Smith - Robert Harley Hedges
Don Alvarado - Pepi Velez

IMDB rating 6.6

Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Sylvia Scarlett (1935) Directed by George Cukor. 95mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Sylvia Scarlett
Cary Grant - Jimmy Monkley
Brian Aherne - Michael Fane
Edmund Gwenn - Henry Scarlett
E.E. Clive - Customs Inspector

IMDB rating 6.3

Mary of Scotland (1936)
Mary of Scotland (1936)



Mary of Scotland (1936) Directed by John Ford. 123mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Mary Stuart
Fredric March - Bothwell
Florence Eldridge - Elizabeth Tudor
Douglas Walton - Darnley
John Carradine - Rizzio
Ian Keith - Moray
Alan Mowbray - Throckmorton
Donald Crisp - Huntly

IMDB rating 6.4

Quality Street (1937)
Quality Street (1937)





Quality Street (1937) Directed by George Stevens. 83mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Phoebe Throssel
Franchot Tone - Dr. Valentine Brown
Fay Bainter - Susan Throssel
Estelle Winwood - Mary Willoughby
Joan Fontaine - Charlotte Parratt
Eric Blore - Recruiting Sergeant

IMDB rating 6.2

Stage Door (1937)
Stage Door (1937)




Stage Door (1937) Directed by Gregory La Cava. 92mins.

Katharine Hepburn ... Terry Randall
Ginger Rogers ... Jean Maitland
Adolphe Menjou ... Anthony Powell
Gail Patrick ... Linda Shaw
Constance Collier ... Miss Luther
Samuel S. Hinds ... Henry Sims
Lucille Ball ... Judith

IMDB rating 7.7

Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)



Bringing Up Baby (1938) Directed by Howard Hawks. 102mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Susan Vance
Cary Grant - David Huxley
Charles Ruggles - Horace Applegate
Walter Catlett - Constable Slocum
Barry Fitzgerald - Mr. Gogarty
May Robson - Aunt Elizabeth
Fritz Feld - Dr. Lehman
Leona Roberts - Mrs. Gogarty
George Irving - Mr. Peabody

IMDB rating 8.1

Holiday (1938)
Holiday (1938)



Holiday (1938) Directed by George Cukor. 95mins,

Katharine Hepburn - Linda Seton
Cary Grant - Johnny Case
Doris Nolan - Julia Seton
Lew Ayres - Ned Seton
Edward Everett Horton - Professor Nick Potter
Henry Daniell - Seton Cram

IMDB rating 7.8

the Philadelphia Story (1940)
the Philadelphia Story (1940)

The Philadelphia Story (1940) Directed by George Cukor. 112mins.

Cary Grant - C.K. Dexter Haven
Katharine Hepburn - Tracy Lord
James Stewart - Macaulay Connor
Ruth Hussey - Elizabeth Imbrie
John Howard - George Kittredge
Roland Young - Uncle Willie
John Halliday - Seth Lord
Mary Nash - Margaret Lord
Virginia Weidler - Dinah Lord
Henry Daniell - Sidney Kidd

IMDB rating 8.1

Woman of the Year (1942)
Woman of the Year (1942)



Woman of the Year (1942) Directed by George Stevens. 114mins.

Spencer Tracy - Sam Craig
Katharine Hepburn - Tess Harding
Fay Bainter - Ellen Whitcomb
Reginald Owen - Clayton
Minor Watson - William J. Harding
William Bendix - 'Pinkie' Peters

IMDB rating 7.3

Keeper of the Flame (1942)
Keeper of the Flame (1942)





Keeper of the Flame (1942) Directed by George Cukor. 100mins.

Spencer Tracy - Steven O'Malley
Katharine Hepburn - Christine Forrest
Richard Whorf - Clive Kerndon
Margaret Wycherly - Old Mrs. Forrest
Forrest Tucker - Geoffrey Midford
Frank Craven - Doctor Fielding

IMDB rating 6.9

Dragon Seed (1944) Italian poster
Dragon Seed (1944) Italian poster

Dragon Seed (1944) Directed by Jack Conway & Harold Bucquet. 148mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Jade Tan
Walter Huston - Ling Tan
Aline MacMahon - Ling Tan's Wife
Akim Tamiroff - Wu Lien
Turhan Bey - Lao Er Tan - Middle Son
Hurd Hatfield - Lao San Tan - Youngest Son
J. Carrol Naish - Japanese Kitchen Overseer
Agnes Moorehead - Third Cousin's Wife
Henry Travers - Third Cousin

IMDB rating 6.2

Undercurrent (1946)
Undercurrent (1946)



Undercurrent (1946) Directed by Vincente Minnelli. 116mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Ann Hamilton
Robert Taylor - Alan Garroway
Robert Mitchum - Michael Garroway
Edmund Gwenn - Prof. 'Dink' Hamilton
Marjorie Main - Lucy
Jayne Meadows - Sylvia Lea Burton

IMDB rating 6.5

The Sea of Grass (1947)
The Sea of Grass (1947)

The Sea of Grass (1947) Directed by Elia Kazan. 123mins.

Spencer Tracy - Col. James B. Brewton
Katharine Hepburn - Lutie Cameron Brewton
Robert Walker - Brock Brewton
Melvyn Douglas - Brice Chamberlain
Phyllis Thaxter - Sara Beth Brewton
Edgar Buchanan - Jeff
Harry Carey - Doc J. Reid

IMDB rating 6.5

State of the Union (1948)
State of the Union (1948)



State of the Union (1948) Directed by Frank Capra. 124mins.

Spencer Tracy - Grant Matthews
Katharine Hepburn - Mary Matthews
Van Johnson - 'Spike' McManus
Angela Lansbury - Kay Thorndyke
Adolphe Menjou - Jim Conover
Lewis Stone - Sam Thorndyke
Margaret Hamilton - Norah

IMDB rating 7.4

Adam's Rib (1949)
Adam's Rib (1949)



Adam's Rib (1949) Directed by George Cukor. 101mins.

Spencer Tracy - Adam Bonner
Katharine Hepburn - Amanda Bonner
Judy Holliday - Doris Attinger
Tom Ewell - Warren Attinger
David Wayne - Kip Lurie
Jean Hagen - Beryl Caighn

IMDB rating 7.6

The African Queen (1951) French poster
The African Queen (1951) French poster

The African Queen (1951) Directed by John Huston. 105mins.

Humphrey Bogart - Charlie Allnut
Katharine Hepburn - Rose Sayer
Robert Morley - Samuel Sayer
Peter Bull - Captain of Louisa
Theodore Bikel - First Officer
Walter Gotell - Second Officer

IMDB rating 8.0

Pat and Mike (1952)
Pat and Mike (1952)



Pat and Mike (1952) Directed by George Cukor. 95mins.

Spencer Tracy - Mike Conovan
Katharine Hepburn - Patricia Pemberton
Aldo Ray - Davie Hucko
Charles Bronson - Hank Tasling
Frank Richards - Sam Garsell
Jim Backus - Charles Barry
Chuck Connors - Police Captain

IMDB rating 6.9

Summertime (1955)
Summertime (1955)
Summertime (1952) Belgian poster
Summertime (1952) Belgian poster



Summertime (1955) UK title Summer Madness. Directed by David Lean. 99mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Jane Hudson
Rossano Brazzi - Renato de Rossi
Isa Miranda - Signora Fiorini
Darren McGavin - Eddie Yaeger
Mari Aldon - Phyl Yaeger
Jane Rose - Mrs. McIlhenny
MacDonald Parke - Mr. McIlhenny

IMDB rating 7.5

The Rainmaker (1956)
The Rainmaker (1956)



The Rainmaker (1956) Directed by Joseph Anthony. 121mins.

Burt Lancaster - Bill Starbuck
Katharine Hepburn - Lizzie Curry
Wendell Corey - Deputy Sheriff J.S. File
Lloyd Bridges - Noah Curry
Earl Holliman - Jim Curry
Wallace Ford - Sheriff Howard Thomas

IMDB rating 6.9

Desk Set (1957)
Desk Set (1957)



Desk Set (1957) Directed by Walter Lang. 103mins.

Spencer Tracy - Richard Sumner
Katharine Hepburn - Bunny Watson
Gig Young - Mike Cutler
Joan Blondell - Peg Costello
Dina Merrill - Sylvia Blair
Sue Randall - Ruthie Saylor

IMDB rating 7.2

Suddenly Last Summer (1959)
Suddenly Last Summer (1959)



Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. 114mins.

Elizabeth Taylor - Catherine Holly
Katharine Hepburn - Violet Venable
Montgomery Clift - Dr. Cukrowicz
Albert Dekker - Dr. Lawrence J. Hockstader
Mercedes McCambridge - Grace Holly
Gary Raymond - George Holly

IMDB rating 7.6

Gues Whos Coming to Dinner (1967) Spanish poster
Gues Whos Coming to Dinner (1967) Spanish poster



Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Directed by Stanley Kramer. 108mins.

Spencer Tracy - Matt Drayton
Katharine Hepburn - Christina Drayton
Sidney Poitier - John Prentice
Katharine Houghton - Joey Drayton
Cecil Kellaway - Monsignor Ryan
Beah Richards - Mrs. Prentice

IMDB rating 7.7

The Lion in Winter (1968) German poster
The Lion in Winter (1968) German poster
The Lion in Winter (1968)
The Lion in Winter (1968)


The Lion in Winter (1968) Directed by Anthony Harvey. 134mins.

Peter O'Toole - Henry II
Katharine Hepburn - Eleanor of Aquitaine
Anthony Hopkins - Richard
John Castle - Geoffrey
Nigel Terry - John
Timothy Dalton - Philip II
Jane Merrow - Alais
Nigel Stock - William Marshal

IMDB rating 8.1

The Trojan Women (1971)
The Trojan Women (1971)



The Trojan Women (1971) Directed by Michael Cacoyannis. 105mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Hecuba
Vanessa Redgrave - Andromache
Geneviève Bujold - Cassandra
Irene Papas - Helen
Patrick Magee - Menelaus
Brian Blessed - Talthybius

IMDB rating 6.7

Rooster Cogburn (1975)
Rooster Cogburn (1975)

Rooster Cogburn (1975) Directed by Stuart Millar. 108mins.

John Wayne - Rooster Cogburn
Katharine Hepburn - Eula Goodnight
Anthony Zerbe - Breed
Richard Jordan - Hawk
John McIntire - Judge Parker
Paul Koslo - Luke

IMDB rating 6.6

On Golden Pond (1981)
On Golden Pond (1981)





On Golden Pond (1981) Directed by Mark Rydell. 109mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Ethel Thayer
Henry Fonda - Norman Thayer Jr.
Jane Fonda - Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Doug McKeon - Billy Ray
Dabney Coleman - Bill Ray
William Lanteau - Charlie Martin

IMDB rating 7.6

Grace Quigley (1984)
Grace Quigley (1984)



Grace Quigley (1984) Directed by Anthony Harvey. 87mins.

Katharine Hepburn - Grace Quigley
Nick Nolte - Seymour Flint
Kit Le Fever - Muriel
Chip Zien - Dr. Herman
William Duell - Mr. Jenkins
Elizabeth Wilson - Emily Watkins
Walter Abel - Homer Morrison

IMDB rating 5.4

The African Queen (1951) Japanese poster
The African Queen (1951) Japanese poster

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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Another great set of posters, steve. Ms Hepburn made a lot of films and I respect her strength but I confess her accent (?) kind of put me off. "Rally it did". Still, she was a great actress.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

In my opinion, Hollywood should have retired her before her voice gave out.


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Great posters on the career of one of the legends of the screen. The movie poster people made her look very sexy on the Spitfire poster. I liked the first African Queen poster the best of all the posters you attached to the hub.

She actually was not in that many movies in her career....but she made then count with tons of quality movies.....to go with her 4 Oscars for Best Actress. I see you left off one of the Cary Grant/Hepburn movies.....Sylvia Scarlett. I enjoyed seeing all of these classic movie hubs. Voted up and awesome.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

David, Mhatter99, Bruce, thanks for commenting, always appreciated!

"Rally it did" hoho her accent was spoofed on many classic cartoon shorts.

She was 'the great Kate', a Hollywood legend, I think she had the record for most Oscar wins? Four acting Oscars? Bruce?

I moved that Spitfire poster up a tad, cheated a bit chronologically and put it 'on the cover' she was young and sexy at one time. :)

Bruce, Sylvia Scarlett is up there somewhere, you missed it.

Thanks for posting guys!


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

Yep I see it now.....the difference in posters sometimes fools me...but I you got all 4 Grant/Hepburn movies.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Did Hepburn star in a vampire movie?

Check out the poster for Morning Glory. :)


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Cogerson 4 years ago from Virginia

I know Adolphe Menjou played some pretty evil characters over the course of his career....never knew he played the Count before...lol.


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Steve Lensman 4 years ago from London, England Author

Heh heh and Hepburn has that exact "bitten by a vampire and enjoying the sensation" look so common in the Chris Lee Draculas. :)

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