The Philadelphia Story

When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. Remade as a musical in 1956 as High Society.
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Film Cast:

  • C.K. Dexter Haven: Cary Grant
  • Tracy Lord: Katharine Hepburn
  • Macaulay ‘Mike’ Connor: James Stewart
  • Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Imbrie: Ruth Hussey
  • George Kittredge: John Howard
  • Uncle Willie: Roland Young
  • Seth Lord: John Halliday
  • Margaret Lord: Mary Nash
  • Dinah Lord: Virginia Weidler
  • Sidney Kidd: Henry Daniell
  • Edward: Lionel Pape
  • Thomas: Rex Evans
  • Wedding Guest (uncredited): King Baggot
  • Main Line Society Woman (uncredited): Hillary Brooke
  • Elsie (uncredited): Veda Buckland
  • Manicurist (uncredited): Lita Chevret
  • John the Chauffeur (uncredited): Russ Clark
  • Mac (uncredited): David Clyde
  • Dr. Parsons (uncredited): Robert De Bruce
  • Main Line Society Woman (uncredited): Dorothy Fay
  • Uncle Willie’s Butler (uncredited): Claude King
  • Wedding Guest (uncredited): Eric Mayne
  • Main Line Society Woman (uncredited): Florine McKinney
  • Bartender (uncredited): Lee Phelps
  • Librarian (uncredited): Hilda Plowright
  • Main Line Society Woman (uncredited): Helene Reynolds
  • Main Line Society Woman (uncredited): Mildred Shay
  • Butler (uncredited): Joseph Sweeney
  • …: Sally Cleaves
  • …: Oliver Cross
  • …: Dick Gordon
  • …: Sam Harris
  • …: Frank McLure
  • …: Paul Power
  • …: Ellinor Vanderveer
  • …: Florence Wix

Film Crew:

  • Original Music Composer: Franz Waxman
  • Hairstylist: Sydney Guilaroff
  • Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons
  • Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis
  • Costume Design: Adrian
  • Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Makeup Artist: Jack Dawn
  • Director: George Cukor
  • Theatre Play: Philip Barry
  • Screenplay: Donald Ogden Stewart
  • Screenplay: Waldo Salt
  • Director of Photography: Joseph Ruttenberg
  • Editor: Frank Sullivan
  • Recording Supervision: Douglas Shearer
  • Assistant Art Director: Wade B. Rubottom
  • Production Manager: Keith Weeks

Movie Reviews:

  • barrymost: My, it’s yar.

    The high-society goings-on of socialite Tracy Lord, who’s about to remarry, and her ex-husband, C.K. Dexter Haven. All this could make a good news story, if the paper sends in the right man. Enter Macaulay Connor, an unassuming reporter who deals with more than his share of the crazy antics, and nearly gets married, before the film’s end. This is an excellent, funny, and wholly diverting romantic comedy from that grand old director, George Cukor (one of my favorites). With three very talented, knockout stars, the film sure couldn’t go wrong, and of course James Stewart snagged his Best Actor Oscar for it. And there’s Cary Grant, spouting delightful nonsense all over the place, such is this memorable little one-liner: “No mean Machiavelli is smiling, cynical Sidney Kidd!” Oh, and let’s not forget Virginia Weidler, as uppity little Dinah Lord. Now she’s just a total hoot! Be sure and catch this hilarious classic, _darling_. A movie as classy as its high-society characters, and worthy of its reputation.

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