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Golden Age of the Silver Screen

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Episode #9

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) released The Philadelphia Story to theaters on December 26, 1940. George Cukor directed the film starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart.

‘The Philadelphia Story’ Plot Summary

The Philadelphia Story begins as Tracy Lord gets ready to marry a nouveau riche man named George Kittredge. When her first husband, C.K. Dexter Haven, arrives at her house, he brings with him a tabloid reporter named Mike Connor and his photographer, Elizabeth Imbrie. While Dexter is there for mischief, Mike is a serious writer who works for Spy Magazine only to earn a paycheck. He and Tracy finds themselves attracted to one another, but her father has other plans for his daughter. An odd love triangle soon develops as Tracy must reevaluate her life and what she wants for her future.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) released The Philadelphia Story to theaters on December 26, 1940. George Cukor directed film which starred Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart.

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  1. I’m with Lori and also love the musical version of the story, particularly with Cole Porter’s music- what a soundtrack with Crosby, Sinatra and Armstrong- love it!

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