The Philadelphia Story - Act 1 Part 4 Summary & Analysis

Philip Barry
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Act 1 Part 4 Summary

As Mike complains that Kidd works them too hard, Dinah comes in and, using artificially formal language, introduces herself. She speaks French, plays the piano and sings. Just as Liz and Mike are commenting on how she must be the family idiot, Tracy appears in an overly feminine dress and speaking in a similarly flowery way. She sends Dinah out and invites Mike and Liz to stay for the wedding. She says that she hopes that Liz will take all the pictures since they've refused to allow any photographers. She adds that "Papa" was so angry about the way the breakup between Tracy and Dexter was written about that all reporters are barred from the house as well, adding that as soon as she heard that Mike was a real writer she ordered his books from the library. She asks whether he or...

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