Philadelphia Story (1940)

Lists: Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1940 to 1949, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "Philadelphia heiress Tracy Lord throws out her playboy husband C.K. Dexter Haven shortly after their marriage. Two years later, Tracy is about to marry respectable George Kittredge whilst Dexter has been working for "Spy" magazine. Dexter arrives at the Lord's mansion the day before the wedding with journalist Mike Connor and photographer Liz Imbrie, determined to spoil things."

Overall Ranking: 204 (Rank from 1940: # 2)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 80%
Regular 20%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

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