Director: George Cukor
Writers: Donald Ogden Stewart, Philip Barry, Waldo Salt
Staring: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart
Streaming: HBO MAX
Release Date: January 17, 1941

Trying to be more cultured, trying to be more cultured.

The Philadelphia Story‘s best asset is that it is very self contained, literally taking place over two days. This is a story that that could easily be remade with modern times (This is a blog idea that a future date).

In quick summation, The Philadelphia Story is enjoyable, low stress and fun. The ending may not be my favorite thing in the world, but there is a strong foundation that can’t be cracked.

  • James Stewart steals the spotlight in this movie. He acts like he is in a slapstick comedy but somehow you still take him seriously.
  • I have said it once (many times), and I’ll say it again. Writing in older movies is just better. It’s just crisper.
  • I need to explore more movies with Cary Grant in them to see if he ever played a role where wasn’t the charismatic, good looking, suave, slightly-dangerous man.
  • This was on AFI’s top 100 movies of all time. It is good, it is not great. But would like for AFI to maybe come out with a more up to date list compared to their 2007 latest version?

Stanko Rating: B (3.5/5 Stars)

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