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The Philadelphia Story (Criterion Collection)

The Philadelphia Story (Criterion Collection)

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Product Notes

With this furiously witty comedy of manners, Katharine Hepburn revitalized her career and cemented her status as the era's most iconic leading lady thanks in great part to her own shrewd orchestrations. While starring in the Philip Barry stage play 'The Philadelphia Story', Hepburn snapped up the screen rights, handpicking her friend George Cukor to direct. The intoxicating screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart pits the formidable Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord (Hepburn, at her most luminous) against various romantic foils, chief among them her charismatic ex-husband (Cary Grant), who disrupts her imminent marriage by paying her family estate a visit, accompanied by a tabloid reporter on assignment to cover the wedding of the year (James Stewart, in his only Academy Award winning performance). A fast-talking screwball comedy as well as a tale of regrets and reconciliation, this convergence of golden-age talent is one of the greatest American films of all time.

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    Title: The Philadelphia Story (Criterion Collection)
    Genre: Comedy-Classic
    Starring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, Jimmy Stewart, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard
    Director: George Cukor
    Attributes: Full Frame, 2PC
    Release Date: 11/7/2017
    Original Year: 1940
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 2823
    UPC: 715515205818
    Item #: 1948172X

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 11/7/2017
    Run Time: 112 minutes
    Studio: Criterion