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Katharine Hepburn is the snooty daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family and about to marry for the second time. Things get hilariously complicated when her cunning ex-husband Cary Grant enters the scene with tabloid reporter James Stewart in tow. While Stewart falls helplessly in love with Hepburn, she rejects her stuffed-shirt fiance and realizes she's still in love with Grant. One of the greatest romantic comedies ever produced, it was recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner for Best Screenplay. Stewart ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") took home an Oscar for his earnest portrayal of the smitten reporter, and Oscar-winner Hepburn ("The African Queen," "On Golden Pond") received her third nomination. Ruth Hussey ("Northwest Passage") earned an Oscar-nomination as a cynical tabloid photographer.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 49
- Fresh: 49
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 8.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: In short, The Philadelphia Story lifts the daily drudge into a charming never-never land, with complete footnotes excusing its existence. And besides, it's a good, entertaining show.
Fresh: The smarties are going to relish Philadelphia Story a lot more than the two-bit trade...
Fresh: The film is a Hepburn triumph, and moviegoers who resent the theatre's habit of requisitioning their stars may feel that Miss Hepburn's time on the stage has not been spent in vain and that she simply prepared herself for this achievement.
Classic Romantic Comedy
Three men are in love with a beautiful socialite who stopped following her heart when it was broke by her first husband, and only he can mend it. Cary Grant & Katharine Hepburn are at their best in this film. Silly and funny with a light touch of tenderness.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 1940
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