The Philadelphia Story
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The Philadelphia Story

January 28, 2024

This event occurred as part of the 23/24 Hop Film season. This is an archived view.

Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart vie for the affections of a haughty socialite (Katharine Hepburn) in George Cukor's blissful comedy of manners.

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With this fast-talking screwball comedy Katharine Hepburn revitalized her career and cemented her status as the era's most iconic leading lady. The intoxicating screenplay 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). Nominated for six Oscars, this furiously witty comedy of manners, as well as a tale of regret and reconciliation, is one of the greatest American films of all time. 

D: George Cukor, US, 1940, 1h52m

Part of the Dartmouth Film Society series "It's Complicated," about messy relationships, forbidden love and romance gone wrong.

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