The Philadelphia Story Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 217

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 225

Theatrical Release Date: 12/01/1940

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 11/09/2010

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: George Cukor

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

Plot: 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.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
4/4

SteelCity99 - wrote on 04/22/2018

Stupendous duel of words and screenplay addiction! Cukor's comedies were never understood when they should've but now they are considered today as incredible pieces of laugh-out-loud entertainment. Great Hollywood stars also knew how to have a blast! 97/100

Rating of
3.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 09/08/2013

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.

Rating of
3/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 11/09/2012

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

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mdtinney
mdtinney
Movie God

Rating of
3.5/4

Simply amazing classic!!!

mdtinney - wrote on 05/23/2010

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 …

Ichabod Crane
Ichabod Crane
Movie God

Rating of
2/4

Not good enough.

Ichabod Crane - wrote on 09/17/2008

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 …

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