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The Philadelphia Story (1940)

The Philadelphia Story
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Cary Grant

Cary Grant

C. K. Dexter Haven
Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn

Tracy Lord
James Stewart

James Stewart

Macaulay Connor
Ruth Hussey

Ruth Hussey

Elizabeth Imbrie
John Howard

John Howard

George Kittredge
Roland Young

Roland Young

Uncle Willie
John Halliday

John Halliday

Seth Lord
Mary Nash

Mary Nash

Margaret Lord


Written by (View all)
Donald Ogden Stewart

Donald Ogden Stewart

(screen play)


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Some lovely Philadelphia, say Cheese!

6 years, 9 months ago at Aug 25 17:00
3 votes
''The time to make up your mind about people is never.''

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Cary Grant: C.K. Dexter Haven

Katharine Hepburn: Tracy Lord

James Stewart: Macaulay Connor

Philadelphia Story is a hi... read more

My Favorite Movie

8 years, 2 months ago at Mar 5 18:38
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This romantic comedy is so much more than that. It was written for Katherine Hepburn and after playing it on stage she asked Cary Grant (who had starred with her in Bringing Up Baby, Hepburn's last movie that made her box office poison years before) to star with her.

Katherine Hepburn is great in this. She has the character down pat. She's cold and distant even while being hurt and ... read more

Classic romantic comedy

7 years ago at Apr 28 5:34
1 vote
"I'm going crazy. I'm standing here solidly on my own two hands and going crazy."

The Philadelphia Story is a classic, enchanting romantic comedy that has gone down in history as one of the much-loved romantic comedies of all time.

I will admit that because the film is decades old it has lost some of its charm and appeal, but the abilities of the actors is what truly... read more
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Description: Tracy Lord (Hepburn), a Philadelphia heiress, is about to marry coal-company executive George Kittridge (John Howard). The wedding, promising to be the season's premier event, attracts the attention of a magazine publisher who sees it as an opportunity to break a story. Spy magazine's Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), Lord’s ex-husband, is ... (more)
Release date: 26 December 1940
UPC: 027616661326
Comedy (20), Romance (17), 1940s (13), 1940 (10), Classic (6), Wedding (5), Based On Play (4), Pennsylvania (4), Black & White (4), Cary Grant (4), Hangover (4), Reporter (4), Philadelphia (4), Socialite (4), Usa (3), Alcoholism (3), Scandal (3), Poetry (2), Newspaper Editor (2), Diving Board (2)
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"Watched 3/16/2015 Rating: 8.0/10 Format: Blu Ray I was actually looking for "The Philadelphia Experiment" but i kept seeing this so i checked it out and it had some of my favorite classic actors and ended up being a pretty great movie. "


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A classic

“Since I’m a huge movie buff, I watch all kinds of movies and I’m particularly interested in Classics. However, to be honest, in my opinion, there are two kinds of classics, some of them which remain untouched by time , and which will always be great and amazing like ‘Citizen Kane’ , ‘M’, ‘ Rashomon’ or ‘A bout de souffle’ and the other sort which are still very well regarded but which seems rather dated like ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ , ‘The Wizard of Oz’ or ‘Gone with the Wind’ (Of course, it all depends what your taste is. You might find those movies still amazing and much better than the ones I mentioned before). Anyway, in my opinion, this movie belongs to the second category. I mean, it is a decent comedy with 3 amazing actors (Cary Grant, Katharine ” read more

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