The Philadelphia Story

Cukor's high society comedy of manners centers around a wedding which is threatened by the arrival of a couple of gossip columnists and the bride's ex-husband. In this film about the “trials and tribulations of the rich” Katherine Hepburn portrays “another spoiled and willful daughter of America's unofficial peerage, comporting herself easily amid swimming pools, stables, and the usual appurtenances of a huge estate.... The writers have solemnly made her out as a frigid and demanding person.... James Stewart, as the acid word-slinger, matches her poke for gibe all the way and incidentally contributes one of the most cozy drunk scenes with Miss Hepburn we've ever seen.”

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