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The Philadelphia Story

(DVD - 2000)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage.
Title: The Philadelphia story
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, CA. : Turner Entertainment : Warner Home Video, 2000.
Edition: Standard version.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: CPL DVD# 6143162
Based on the play by Philip Barry entitled: Philadelphia story.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Special features: commentary by historian Jeanine Basinger ; George Cukor movie trailer gallery.
Summary: A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage.
Audience: Not rated.
Awards & Distinctions: Academy Awards: Best Screenplay, Donald Ogdon Stewart; Best Actor, James Stewart.
Local Note: 15 29 53 60 74 76 118 133 159 203 243
Additional Contributors: Cukor, George 1899-1983.
Waxman, Franz 1906-1967.
Grant, Cary 1904-1986.
Hepburn, Katharine 1907-2003.
Stewart, James 1908-1997.
Hussey, Ruth 1911-2005.
Howard, John 1913-1995.
Young, Roland 1887-1953.
Halliday, John 1880-1947.
Nash, Mary 1885-1976.
Weidler, Virginia 1926-1968.
Mankiewicz, Joseph L.
Barry, Philip 1896-1949.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Turner Entertainment Co
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0780664183
Statement of Responsibility: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents
Credits: Produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor ; screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart ; director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; editor, Frank Sullivan ; music, Franz Waxman.
Performers: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler.
System Details: DVD; standard version; Dolby digital mono; region 1, dual layer.
Other Language: In English ; subtitled in English, French, and Spanish; closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject Headings: Self-acceptance Drama. Brides Drama. Marriage Drama.
Genre/Form: Screwball comedy films.
Feature films-2000.
Fiction films-2000.
Comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired-2000.
DVD-Video discs-2000.
Topical Term: Self-acceptance
Brides
Marriage
Publisher No: 3000033403
65017
66990
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Dec 29, 2013
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Released in 1940 - Though I'm far from being a fan of "Screwball" comedy, I found that I actually enjoyed The Philadelphia Story (TPS) for the most part._____ Containing plenty of smart, rapid-fire dialogue, TPS was certainly a well-crafted, MGM showpiece, as well as being a pinnacle of 1940's style & glamor._____ Regardless of its obvious weaknesses, TPS was clearly something of a triumph in that it had the ability to entertain this jaded viewer without the use of crime & violence as its story's catalyst._____ With its distinctive flavor of "high-society" elegance, this film's story concerns the well-deserved comeuppance of the brash & snooty, Tracy Lord, a spoiled, rich, socialite (with plenty of airs) who's soon to become a blushing bride._____ Filmed in glossy b&w, TPS was directed by George Cukor. It starred Cary Grant, James Stewart and Katharine Hepburn.

Dec 05, 2013
  • d2013 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great classic and a great cast.

Feb 17, 2013
  • Red_Sox rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Charming Film.

Nov 30, 2011
  • shelikes2read rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

My first viewing of this film, which obviously stood out from the mass of other films of the times. Good acting, great story.

Sep 26, 2011
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliantly funny classic, one of the best films ever made. Outstanding writing, sharp banter, and one of the best casts ever assembled for one film.

Sep 26, 2011
  • Vilka rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favourite oldies. I usually don't much enjoy romantic comedies, but this one is smart and entertaining. Equally good is its later catchy-musical remake 'High Society' with Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and grace Kelly :)

Sep 26, 2011
  • JamesTheWriter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Grant, Hepburn and Stewart in their prime. Whimsical, emotional and surprisingly realistic, Philadelphia Story has aged well. No wrinkles here! Highly recommended.

Mar 14, 2011
  • dragonsnakes rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great movie - with charm and wit starring Grant, Stewart & Hepburn

Jan 13, 2011
  • c_anderson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of my favourite movies. Sparkly, witty dialogue, a debonaire hero, acidic heroine, and some great character actors.

Feb 02, 2010
  • cocosaintclair rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My favourite movie. I never tire of it!

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Dec 28, 2013
  • Bazooka_Joe rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"You'd have to be as rich as the Lord's to live in a dump like this."

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Feb 24, 2013
  • Red_Sox rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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