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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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Win Tickets to see “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Philadelphia Story (Giveaway runs through Feb 3)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 5, 2018 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win Tickets to see “The Philadelphia Story” on the Big Screen! In Select Cinemas Nationwide Sun Feb 18 and Wed Feb 21! “I don’t want to be worshipped. I want to be loved.” CMH continues into our 3rd year of our partnership with Fathom Events — with the 2nd of our 13 movie ticket giveaways for ... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Tracy Lord: English history has always facinated me. Cromwell, Robin Hood, Jack the Ripper. Where did he teach? You're father, I mean.


Seth Lord: You have everything it takes to make a lovely woman except the one essential: an understanding heart. And without that you might just as well be made of bronze.


C. K. Dexter Haven: I'm sorry, but I thought I better hit you before he did. He's in better shape than I am.


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Facts about

Playwright Philip Barry based the character of Tracy on Katharine Hepburn's public image at the time. She'd left her previous studio, RKO, on bad terms, which only worsened her (temporarily) unpopular image.
Some think, with director George Cukor on board, Katharine Hepburn's first choice of co-star, Clark Gable, was never going to be a possibility because Gable allegedly had Cukor fired from directing Gone with the Wind because Gable allegedly detested the director's obvious homosexuality. In reality, Cukor was dismissed from _Gone with the Wind (1939)_ because of repetitive clashes with producer David O. Selznick and Gable was simply busy with other projects at the time the The Philadelphia Story was being made.
Spencer Tracy turned down James Stewart's role in The Philadelphia Story because he was eager to make Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
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The Philadelphia Story

Released 1940
Inducted 1995
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