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The Philadelphia Story (1-Dec-1940)

Director: George Cukor

Writer: Donald Ogden Stewart

From a play: The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry

Musical Score: Franz Waxman

Producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Keywords: Drama

A divorced and uptight society woman intends to quietly marry a "nouveau riche", but not everyone desires the wedding to be so private. Sophisticated screwball comedy, made possible by the fact that Hepburn herself had purchased the screen rights to the stage play. Won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Screenplay; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress and Supporting Actress, and Best Director. Entered 1995 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Daniell
5-Mar-1894 31-Oct-1963 British-American character actor
Cary Grant
18-Jan-1904 29-Nov-1986 North by Northwest
John Halliday
14-Sep-1880 17-Oct-1947 The Philadelphia Story
Katharine Hepburn
12-May-1907 29-Jun-2003 The Philadelphia Story
John Howard
14-Apr-1913 19-Feb-1995 Bulldog Drummond
Ruth Hussey
30-Oct-1911 19-Apr-2005 The Philadelphia Story
Mary Nash
15-Aug-1884 3-Dec-1976 The Philadelphia Story
Jimmy Stewart
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Virginia Weidler
21-Mar-1927 1-Jul-1968 The Philadelphia Story
Roland Young
11-Nov-1887 5-Jun-1953 Cosmo Topper


Cary Grant   ...   C. K. Dexter Haven
Katharine Hepburn   ...   Tracy Lord
Jimmy Stewart   ...   Macaulay Connor
Ruth Hussey   ...   Elizabeth Imbrie
John Howard   ...   George Kittredge
Roland Young   ...   Uncle Willie
John Halliday   ...   Seth Lord
Mary Nash   ...   Margaret Lord
Virginia Weidler   ...   Dinah Lord
Henry Daniell   ...   Sidney Kidd
Lionel Pape   ...   Edward
Rex Evans   ...   Thomas


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