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The Philadelphia Story (1940) Movie Information

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The Philadelphia Story (1940)
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223

Avg. Rating:

3.19/4

# of Ratings:

221

Genres:

Comedy, Romance

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/01/1940

DVD Release:

11/09/2010

Director:

George Cukor

Actors:

Cary Grant
James Stewart
John Howard
Katharine Hepburn
Ruth Hussey
Roland Young

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A women who is about to remarry encounters her rich ex-husband and a reporter who try and woo her as she finds out her true self.

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Snoogans 09/08/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Another comedy/romance 'classic' status film. 'The Philadelphia Story' is one of the more entertaining and enjoyable of this variety, simply due to the writing and performers. The comically fast and sharp dialogue makes the experience most pleasing. Grant, Stewart and Hepburn are at their best. A very appealing trio all managing to charm in equal amounts. The play between the three and John Howard creates an interesting relationship dynamic that makes for an unpredictable outcome as to which man Hepburn will choose.

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Yojimbo 11/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Sparkling, witty comedy of manners featuring a cast studded with Hollywood legends, later remade as the musical High Society

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mitchellyoung 08/20/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

A really funny and sweet comedy that utilizes the comic talents of its cast. The script is, typical for a screwball-type comedy, very sharp and witty, but its the skill of the actors speaking the lines that elevates the material.

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Ikkinbot 07/07/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The Philadelphia Story is a great romantic comedy. The writing is witty and fun. You can really see how these movies are tapped (poorly) for modern romantic comedies. Hepburn and Grant have surprisingly good chemistry together. Also it is interesting to see Jimmy Stewart as a tabloid reporter. Definitely worth finding or watching on the TV when it comes on.

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  mdtinney
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05/23/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Simply amazing classic!!!

The Philadelphia Story is a "screwball comedy" about a headstrong Philadelphian socialite (Hepburn) whose seemingly perfect world is suddenly disturbed by her charming ex-husband (Grant) and a tabloids reporter (Stewart) just days before her upcoming wedding. The hilarious premise is set up quickly and skillfully by Cukor, and I was immediately thrust into nearly 2 hours of nonstop entertainment. The script is clearly one of the best ever written in Hollywood. There are so many wonderful exchanges of dialogue between the characters that it's hard to catch everything with just one viewing. Every actor in the movie gives a superb performance. Hepburn as Tracy Lord gives her character great strength and individuality, remaining deeply flawed and fragile. While Jimmy Stewart won an Oscar for ...

Rating of
3.5/4 

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  Ichabod Crane
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09/17/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not good enough.

I do not care for romance all that much, so the comedy. Well its not that funny. Its quite obvious that Jimmy Stewart won a make up Oscar for this movie since he did not get one for Mr. smith goes to Washington. This is really obvious since Stewart himself thought so. I watched the musical high society and that was really terrible this is a better but not by much. Hepburn is pretty good, as is Grant, but the comedy of the film never worked well enough for me.

Oscar Win Jimmy Stewart 3/5- Stewart won his Oscar for his by far least impressive performance that was nominated. Although he is still good as Stewart always is, and he is really in top form of his aw shucks type of character. He is better in this than similar performances of this type by him but it is nothing compared to his ...

Rating of
2/4 

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