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.

Distribution

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

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
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
Screenplay
Donald Ogden Stewart
Cast
Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, Roland Young, John Howard, John Halliday, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell, Hillary Brooke, Mary Nash
Cinematography
Joseph Ruttenberg
Director
George Cukor
Music
Franz Waxman
Producer
MGM, Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Awards

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

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