The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

DVD - 1940
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Hepburn plays a Philadelphia socialite who has just divorced Grant and is preparing to marry a second husband.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Warner Home Video, c1940
ISBN: 9780790744179
0790744171
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE PHIL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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NWPL Feb 15, 2017

A great romantic comedy with chemistry sizzling from all the characters.


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NWPL Feb 15, 2017

A great romantic comedy with chemistry sizzling from all the characters.

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LadySade
Aug 12, 2016

The fiery Hepburn, the charming Grant and the absolutely incomparable James Stewart, star in this delightful romantic comedy. I enjoyed it until the end. This set also includes a bonus biography of Hepburn.
These are the types of films one can watch over and over again.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jun 13, 2016

VERY GOOD 1941 romantic comedy (later remade as 1956's High Society - which I will soon be watching).
This was interesting period piece film about rich Old Philadelphia money/families. And it was my introduction to beautiful actress Ruth Hussey (that I can remember). Her character did a lot of cigarette smoking - kind of a forties thing?
I've been watching quite a few older movies - and checking out the lady fashions, etc. Some of those 40's hats are pretty wild, especially the one worn by main character Hepburn/Tracy's mother Margaret Lord played by Mary Nash - what a brim on that one!
Very well written drama, especially in the ending scene with all five main characters.

Great macting and a good story line. You wouldn't see a good plot like this in today's Hollywood. Cary Grant should not have shoved Kathren Hepburn like that at all in the beginning. Other than that, good movie for learning teenagers.

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voisjoe1_0
Apr 10, 2015

This part screw-ball, part high society satire film may be a little too sophisticated for today’s film audiences. James Steward won an Oscar for best actor and Katherine Hepburn was Oscar nominated for best Actress. They are both superb in their performances.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Dec 28, 2013

Released in 1940 - Though I'm far from being a fan of "Screwball" comedy, I found that I actually enjoyed The Philadelphia Story (TPS) for the most part._____ Containing plenty of smart, rapid-fire dialogue, TPS was certainly a well-crafted, MGM showpiece, as well as being a pinnacle of 1940's style & glamor._____ Regardless of its obvious weaknesses, TPS was clearly something of a triumph in that it had the ability to entertain this jaded viewer without the use of crime & violence as its story's catalyst._____ With its distinctive flavor of "high-society" elegance, this film's story concerns the well-deserved comeuppance of the brash & snooty, Tracy Lord, a spoiled, rich, socialite (with plenty of airs) who's soon to become a blushing bride._____ Filmed in glossy b&w, TPS was directed by George Cukor. It starred Cary Grant, James Stewart and Katharine Hepburn.

d2013 Dec 05, 2013

Great classic and a great cast.

Red_Sox Feb 17, 2013

Charming Film.

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laurahartje
Nov 30, 2012

Honestly, this movie enticed me enough to begin a whole new journey in a realm called "Old movies" ;) It was remarkably amusing and held my attention throughout. If you have time, WATCH IT. If you have more time, WATCH IT AGAIN!!! :D

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shelikes2read
Nov 30, 2011

My first viewing of this film, which obviously stood out from the mass of other films of the times. Good acting, great story.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Dec 28, 2013

"You'd have to be as rich as the Lord's to live in a dump like this."

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