The Philadelphia Story (1940)

MGM
Director: George Cukor
Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, Mary Nash, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Virginia Weidler

The Philadelphia Story was based on Katharine Hepburn's 1939 Broadway success written by Philip Barry. MGM bought the film rights with Hepburn as part of the deal. Hepburn requested Cary Grant and James Stewart as her costars. Grant got top billing in the film. He played her ex-husband, C.K.Dexter. Hepburn played a spoiled young society woman named Tracy Lord, and Stewart played the newspaper reporter whose job is to cover her lifestyle. Stewart won the Oscar for Best Actor of 1940 for this role. Under Cukor's direction, the film was a masterpiece of staging and acting. It was the last teaming of Grant and Hepburn. Both stars were close friends an Hepburn always spoke highly of him.

The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story
The Philadelphia Story

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