Poster for the movie "The Philadelphia Story"

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

NR 112 min - Comedy, Romance - 1 December 1940
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Philadelphia heiress Tracy Lord throws out her playboy husband C.K. Dexter Haven shortly after their marriage. Two years later, Tracy is about to marry respectable George Kittredge whilst Dexter has been working for "Spy" magazine. Dexter arrives at the Lord's mansion the day before the wedding with journalist Mike Connor and photographer Liz Imbrie, determined to spoil things.

Director:  George Cukor

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Philadelphia heiress Tracy Lord throws out her playboy husband C.K. Dexter Haven shortly after their marriage. Two years later, Tracy is about to marry respectable George Kittredge whilst Dexter has been working for "Spy" magazine. Dexter arrives at the Lord's mansion the day before the wedding with journalist Mike Connor and photographer Liz Imbrie, determined to spoil things.



Tagline: Broadway's howling year-run comedy hit of the snooty society beauty who slipped and fell - IN LOVE!

Genres: Comedy, Romance

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 December 1940

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 52 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — James Stewart {“Mike Connor”} – WON
ACTRESS — Katharine Hepburn {“Tracy Lord”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Ruth Hussey {“Liz Imbrie”}
DIRECTING — George Cukor
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
WRITING (Screenplay) — Donald Ogden Stewart – WON


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