The Philadelphia Story Movie Review 1940

Information and Film Reviews for The Philadelphia Story the Movie

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A woman's plans to marry again go awry when her dashing ex-husband arrives on the scene. Matters are further complicated when a loopy reporter--assigned to spy on the nuptials--falls in love with the blushing bride. Classic comedy, with trio of Hepburn, Grant, and Stewart all serving aces. Based on the hit Broadway play by Philip Barry, and remade as the musical "High Society" in 1956 (stick to the original). Also available colorized.


Home Vision Cinema, c/o Image Entertainment, 20525 Nordhoff St., Ste. 200, Chatsworth, CA 91311, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Front Page, Marriage, Adapted from a Play, Top Grossing Films of 1941, Romantic Triangles, Wedding Bells, Otherwise Engaged, Screen Teams: Hepburn & Grant, Philadelphia, Director/Star Teams: Cukor & Hepburn, 4 Bones
Donald Ogden Stewart
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, Roland Young, John Howard, John Halliday, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell, Hillary Brooke, Mary Nash
Joseph Ruttenberg
George Cukor
Franz Waxman
MGM, Joseph L. Mankiewicz


Oscars 1940: Actor (Stewart), Screenplay; AFI 1998: Top 100, Natl. Film Reg. 1995;; N.Y. Film Critics 1940: Actress (Hepburn).

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