The Philadelphia Story - Research Article from St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

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The Philadelphia Story

In George Cukor's comedy The Philadelphia Story (1940), socialite Tracy Lord (Katherine Hepburn) is about to marry George Kittredge (John Howard) when her first husband, C. K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), arrives with two reporters from a gossip magazine (James Stewart and Ruth Hussey). Tracy suddenly cannot decide whether she should marry George, Dexter, or Mike Connor (Stewart). Donald Ogden Stewart's witty, Oscar-winning script, derived from a stage play by Philip Barry, satirizes the divisions between classes and argues that people should have sympathy for the flaws of others.

Further Reading:

Barry, Philip. The Philadelphia Story: A Comedy in Three Acts. New York, Coward-McCann, 1939.

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