The Philadelphia Story
First screened at some point in 1992 / Most recently screened in September 2007
Director: George Cukor. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Roland Young, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell. Screenplay: Donald Ogden Stewart (based on the play by Philip Barry).

Twitter Capsule: As a Holiday idolator, I sometimes forget how tart, full, and delicious this Kate-Cary-Barry treat is, too.

VOR:   Even beyond the sublime performing of inspired characters, lines, and scenarios, The Philadelphia Story models pristine but unfussy direction and comic introspection.

Photo © 1940 Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: George Cukor
Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn
Best Actor: James Stewart
Best Supporting Actress: Ruth Hussey
Best Screenplay: Donald Ogden Stewart

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Hepburn)

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