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The Philadelphia story / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor.

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Jackson Co PL - Seymour Main Library DVD FIC PHILADEL (Text) 37500004881013 Movies Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • Edition: DVD edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
Based on the play by Philip Barry.
Features: New 4K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film scholar Jeanine Basinger; In Search of Tracy Lord, a new documentary about the origin of the character and her social milieu; New piece about actor Katharine Hepburn's role in the development of the film; Two full episodes of the Dick Cavett show from 1973, featuring rare interviews with Hepburn, plus an excerpt of a 1978 interview from that show with director George Cukor; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1943, featuring an introduction by filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille; Restoration demonstration; Trailer; An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; editor, Frank Sullivan ; music, Franz Waxman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell, Lionel Pape, Rex Evans.
Summary, etc.:
"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 a tale of regret and reconciliation, this convergence of golden-age talent is one of the greatest American films of all time"--Container.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural.
Language Note:
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Divorced women > Drama.
Journalists > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Genre: Romantic comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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