The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

By George Cukor

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1940-12-26
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Director: George Cukor
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
7.8/10
7.8
From 331 Ratings

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Katharine Hepburn is the snooty daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family and about to marry for the second time. Things get hilariously complicated when her cunning ex-husband Cary Grant enters the scene with tabloid reporter James Stewart in tow. While Stewart falls helplessly in love with Hepburn, she rejects her stuffed-shirt fiance and realizes she's still in love with Grant. One of the greatest romantic comedies ever produced, it was recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner for Best Screenplay. Stewart ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") took home an Oscar for his earnest portrayal of the smitten reporter, and Oscar-winner Hepburn ("The African Queen," "On Golden Pond") received her third nomination. Ruth Hussey ("Northwest Passage") earned an Oscar-nomination as a cynical tabloid photographer.

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  • Classic Romantic Comedy

    5
    By Frank C 66554321.
    Three men are in love with a beautiful socialite who stopped following her heart when it was broke by her first husband, and only he can mend it. Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn are at their best in this film. Silly and funny with a light touch of tenderness.

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