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The Philadelphia Story Overview:

The Philadelphia Story (1940) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

The Philadelphia Story was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1995.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJames StewartWon
Best ActressKatharine HepburnNominated
Best Supporting ActressRuth HusseyNominated
Best DirectorGeorge CukorNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
Best WritingDonald Ogden StewartWon
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And the Winner is… The Philadelphia Story!!

By Virginie Pronovost on Apr 3, 2017 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

The Wonderful World of Cinema’s Cast (and Crew) Photos Competition is already over, and we have a winner!! Among 50 cast photos, you’ve elected this pic of The Philadelphia Story‘s casting as your favourite one! I must say you have great tastes, because it is indeed a wonderful pi... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: The Philadelphia Story

By Amanda Garrett on Jan 18, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Today, I'm starting a new feature called 1001 Classic Movies You Should See with the romantic comedy, The Philadelphia Story (1940) starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart. The films made in Hollywood's studio system between 1930-1970 were an unparalleled outpouring of artistic... Read full article


The Philadelphia Story (1940) – Updated

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 26, 2015 From 4 Star Films

If there ever was a benchmark for the sophisticated, high-society brand of comedy, The Philadelphia Story is most certainly it. It’s less screwball because instead of Howard Hawks, George Cukor takes the helm and injects the film with his more refined sensibilities. It’s still very much ... Read full article


Review: The Philadelphia Story (1940)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 26, 2015 From 4 Star Films

If there ever was a benchmark for the sophisticated, high-society brand of comedy, The Philadelphia Story is most certainly it. It’s less screwball because instead of Howard Hawks, George Cukor takes the helm and injects the film with his more refined sensibilities. It’s still very much ... Read full article


Music in the High Society of The Philadelphia Story

By Virginie Pronovost on Oct 11, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Remakes are, in general. something peopled tend to avoid, because the concept itself doesn’t really have a good reputation. However, there are some exceptions. Sometimes, the remake can be as good as the original film, sometimes it can even be better! Well, that’s all a matter of tastes.... Read full article


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Quotes from

Tracy Lord: You're just a mass of prejudices, aren't you? You're so much thought and so little feeling, Professor.


Librarian: What is thee wish?
Macaulay Connor: I'm looking for some local b - what'd you say?
Librarian: What is thee wish?
Macaulay Connor: Um, local biography or history.
Librarian: If thee will consult with my colleague in there.
Macaulay Connor: Mm-hm. Dost thou have a washroom?
[the librarian points]
Macaulay Connor: Thank thee.


Tracy Lord: Put me in your pocket, Mike.


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Facts about

Cary Grant demanded top billing and $100,000 salary - a huge amount at the time. As it transpired though, he donated his entire earnings to the British War Relief Fund.
The word "Philadelphia" on the Oscar that James Stewart received in 1941 is misspelled. The Oscar was kept in the window of his father's hardware store located on Philadelphia Street in Indiana, Pennsylvania.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJuly 20, 1942 with Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey and Virginia Weidler reprising their film roles.
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The Philadelphia Story

Released 1940
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