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The Philadelphia Story

1941 | 1h 52m | Comedy

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We open on Philadelphia socialite C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) as he's being tossed out of his palatial home by his wife, Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn). Adding insult to injury, Tracy breaks one of C.K.'s precious golf clubs. He gallantly responds by knocking her down on her million-dollar keester. A couple of years after the breakup, Tracy is about to marry George Kittridge (John Howard), a wealthy stuffed shirt whose principal recommendation is that he's not a Philadelphia mainliner, as C.K. was. Still holding a torch for Tracy, C.K. is galvanized into action when he learns that Sidney Ki...

Director

George Cukor

Writers

Stars

James Stewart Cary Grant Katharine Hepburn Ruth Hussey John Howard Roland Young John Halliday Mary Nash Virginia Weidler Henry Daniell

Release date

17 Jan 1941

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