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The Philadelphia story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor

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The Philadelphia story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Main title
The Philadelphia story
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
1006761459
Responsibility statement
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor
Runtime
112
Series statement
Criterion collection, 901
Summary
"With this furiously witty comedy of manners, Katharine Hepburn revitalized her career and cemented her status as the era's most iconic leading lady--thanks in great part to her own shrewd orchestrations. While starring in the Philip Barry stage play The Philadelphia Story, Hepburn acquired the screen rights, handpicking her friend George Cukor to direct. The intoxicating screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart pits the formidable Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord (Hepburn, at her most luminous) against various romantic foils, chief among them her charismatic ex-husband (Cary Grant) who disrupts her imminent marriage by paying her family estate a visit, accompanied by a tabloid reporter on assignment to cover the wedding of the year (James Stewart, in his only Academy Award-winning performance). A fast-talking screwball comedy as well as a a tale of regret and reconciliation, this convergence of golden-age talent is one of the greatest American films of all time"--Container
Technique
live action
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