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The Philadelphia Story

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Original title
The Philadelphia Story
Running time
112 min.
United States United States
Donald Ogden Stewart, Waldo Salt (Play: Philip Barry)
Franz Waxman
Joseph Ruttenberg (B&W)
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM); Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Comedy. Romance | Romantic Comedy. High Comedy. Weddings
Synopsis / Plot
Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) is a wealthy Main Line Philadelphia socialite who had divorced C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) and is about to marry nouveau riche George Kittredge (John Howard). Wedding preparations are complicated when she is blackmailed by publisher Sidney Kidd (Henry Daniell) into granting an exclusive story to tabloid reporter Macaulay "Mike" Connor (James Stewart) and photographer Elizabeth "Liz" Imbrie (Ruth Hussey). In exchange, Spy magazine agrees to refrain from exposing the antics of Tracy's philandering father Seth (John Halliday). As the wedding nears, Tracy finds herself torn between Mike, Dexter and George.
1940: 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor (James Stewart), Adapted Screenplay. 6 Nominations
1940: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Hepburn)
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