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The Philadelphia Story

20 Ratings: 4.6
A 1940 FIlm Starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart

Here comes the bride!  And the ex-husband.  And a gossip-rag columnist on assignment.  Here come Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, & James Stewart in a peerless comedy romance (directed by George Cukor) about a faultfinding, bride-to-be … see full wiki

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Director: George Cukor
Genre: Classics
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about The Philadelphia Story
review by . January 31, 2009
The Philadelphia Story is one of those movies where it's hard to decide which element is best: the stars themselves (Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart -- who won Best Actor Oscar); the writing (the later blacklisted Donald Ogden Stewart, who also wrote Love Affair); the directing (George Cukor) -- or just the stars' chemistry.    A quick rundown of the plot:  Wealthy, haughty Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord  is preparing for her second marriage, to proper, …
review by . May 10, 2009
It's hard to imagine a wonderful actress, like Kate Hepburn, being called "box-office poison," but that's exactly what happened in the 1930's.  This is the film that turned her career around & it's easy to see why.  Director George Cukor was a good friend of Hepburn's & they had worked together many times, so he knew how to make her look good.    On advice from a friend, she purchased the rights for the movie & had her choice of co-stars.  It's …
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