The Philadelphia Story (1940)
112 min - Comedy, Romance
Director: George Cukor
Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play), Philip Barry (based on the play by)
Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart
Just as Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord is about to remarry, her first husband, C.K. Dexter Haven, arrives at her house. He has with him a tabloid reporter and a photographer, Macaulay ‘Mike” Connor and Elizabeth Imbrie, and he’s clearly intent on causing mischief. Tracy is surprised to learn that Mike is a serious writer who works for the tabloids only to earn a paycheck. They are clearly attracted to one another and the arrival of Tracy’s ne’er-do-well father – and some rather stern comments on his part – leads to her to reevaluate her choices and what it is she wants for the future.