The Philadelphia Story

1940, Comedy/Romance, 1h 52m

102 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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Offering a wonderfully witty script, spotless direction from George Cukor, and typically excellent lead performances, The Philadelphia Story is an unqualified classic. Read critic reviews

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This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

Cast & Crew

Cary Grant
C. K. Dexter Haven
Katharine Hepburn
Tracy Samantha Lord
James Stewart
Mike Connor
Ruth Hussey
Liz Imbrie
John Howard
George Kittredge
Roland Young
Uncle Willie
Mary Nash
Margaret Lord
Henry Daniell
Sidney Kidd
Hillary Brooke
Main Line Society Woman (uncredited)
Franz Waxman
Original Music
Joseph Ruttenberg
Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons
Art Direction
Edwin B. Willis
Set Decoration
Adrian
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