The Philadelphia Story


Sioux Falls State Theatre Fri, Jul 30 3:00 PM
Sioux Falls State Theatre Sat, Jul 31 1:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1940
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:English
Format:4K DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:George Cukor
Cast:Cary Grant
Katharine Hepburn
James Stewart
Ruth Hussey
John Howard
Produced By:Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Screenwriter:Donald Ogden Stewart
Music By:Franz Waxman


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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 acquired 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 regret and reconciliation, this convergence of golden-age talent is one of the greatest American films of all time.[]

100% Rating

"Offering a wonderfully witty script, spotless direction from George Cukor,
and typically excellent lead performances, 
The Philadelphia Story is an unqualified classic."