The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

Classic romantic comedy from George Cukor, director of My Fair Lady, starring a triplet of Hollywood royalty in Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. Wealthy Heiress Tracy Lord (Hepburn) is set to marry again when her ex-husband (Grant) and a tabloid reporter (Stewart) turn up determined to spoil the wedding.

Best Actor (Stewart) and Screenplay at the 1941 Academy Awards
1940Rating: PG112 minsUSA
ComedyRomanceClassic
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Variety

Variety

press

The smarties are going to relish Philadelphia Story a lot more than the two-bit trade.

Total Film

Total Film

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Cukor's direction flawlessly picks up on defining character traits, and all the intricate detail makes watching this movie feel like you're an invisible gatecrasher at the Lords' party.

5.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A delight from start to finish, with everyone involved working on peak form.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It has been a long time since Hollywood has spent itself so extravagantly, and to such entertaining effect, upon a straight upper-crust fable, an unblushing apologia for plutocracy.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Utterly beguiling, funny and romantic.

5.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Still a sparkling delight.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Excellent casting, a great storyline and a sharp script mean that this remains a classic of the genre and one of Katherine Hepburn's best roles.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

The smarties are going to relish Philadelphia Story a lot more than the two-bit trade.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Cukor's direction flawlessly picks up on defining character traits, and all the intricate detail makes watching this movie feel like you're an invisible gatecrasher at the Lords' party.

5.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

A delight from start to finish, with everyone involved working on peak form.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

It has been a long time since Hollywood has spent itself so extravagantly, and to such entertaining effect, upon a straight upper-crust fable, an unblushing apologia for plutocracy.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Utterly beguiling, funny and romantic.

5.0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Still a sparkling delight.

4.0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Excellent casting, a great storyline and a sharp script mean that this remains a classic of the genre and one of Katherine Hepburn's best roles.

4.0

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