• Jeff King

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jeff King 29 Sep, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Wonderful film. The dialogue between Grant and Hepburn is razor-sharp. A complete turnaround from their interactions in Bringing Up Baby, which I did not like. The writing is a level above so many other films. The scene at the pool between them is a masterclass in tension and delivery.


  • stannis

    ★★★★½ Watched by stannis 20 Sep, 2015

    One of the best, if not the best, romantic comedies I have ever seen. I can't describe how absolutely hilarious and magical this film is. Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart and Ruth Hussey absolutely shone. I just finished it but I want to watch it again. Astounding. Its now one of my favourite movies.


  • Tom Prankerd

    ★★★ Watched by Tom Prankerd 18 Sep, 2015

    A bit dated and more mildly amusing than outright funny, though the wonderful interplay of the three dream-ticket leads.


  • punkduck

    Rewatched by punkduck 01 Sep, 2015

    The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts (double feature with Holiday)


  • MrPurple

    ★★★½ Watched by MrPurple 03 Sep, 2015

    Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I could have pulled myself away from doing Katherine Hepburn and James Stewart impressions the whole way through.


  • fourstarfilmfan

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by fourstarfilmfan 12 Aug, 2015

    If there ever was a benchmark for the sophisticated, high-society brand of comedy, The Philadelphia Story is most certainly it. It's less screwball because instead of Howard Hawks, George Cukor takes the helm and injects the film with his more refined sensibilities. It's still very much hilarious and impeccably witty, but it's not quite as scatterbrained as it could have been. Once more you have the iconic pairing of Cary Grant with Katharine Hepburn. Previously they had been into two…


  • ndoane

    ★★★★ Rewatched by ndoane 13 Jul, 2015

    After seeing many more Stewart, Hepburn and Grant movies, I enjoyed this much more. The first time around I found Grant to be irritating and an unworthy suitor. But after so many movies Grant movies I can't help but like him here. Knowing Jimmy stops being such a sourpuss later in the movie makes the earlier scenes much more enjoyable. This is now one of my favorite screwball comedy/love stories.


  • Jackson Ross

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jackson Ross 25 Aug, 2015

    As wonderful as ever.

    Before this viewing, I did some research and discovered that James Stewart was uncomfortable in the role of tabloid reporter Mike Connor, and was constantly worried he was giving a poor performance. With that knowledge in mind, I couldn't help but notice that insecurity manifesting itself on screen, and how much better the film, and Stewart's performance, is for it. Stewart's insecurities as an actor align perfectly with Connor's insecurities as a writer, wanting to be…


  • Gabriel Camillozzi

    ★★ Watched by Gabriel Camillozzi 25 Aug, 2015

    The Philadelphia Story é uma comédia romântica, dirigido por George Cukor com roteiro de Donald Ogden Stewart e por Waldo Salt, foi baseado na peça de teatro de Philip Barry. Katharine Hepburn é a socialite Tracy Lordé que dois anos apos se divorciar do primeiro marido, está prestes a contrair matrimônio com George Kittredge interpretado por John Howard, um aspirante a político. Porém, dias antes da celebração, a família é surpreendida pela chegada de Mike Connor (James Stewart), um escritor…


  • Josh Darby

    ★★★★½ Watched by Josh Darby 23 Aug, 2015

    Film #17 of the "Scavenger Hunt August 2015" Challenge
    Task #19. A Black and White film
    My list: letterboxd.com/darbyact/list/scavenger-hunt-aug-2015-edition/
    Original List: letterboxd.com/jesushmacy/list/scavenger-hunt-august-2015-blackjack-and/

    This film is like watching poetry in action. The Philadelphia Story is funny, smart, sharp and a really fun watch! Three of classic Hollywood's biggest stars are on the top of their game with this manic romantic comedy. Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn and James Stewart are the endlessly watchable. Grant is charming as ever, Hepburn shines in this…


  • Vinny Thornburg

    ★★★★½ Watched by Vinny Thornburg 14 Aug, 2015 1

    I've been hitting a string of classics that I'm actually agreeing with instead of just sitting back and going "Pfft, overrated!" and it's been great to not be so negative.

    This was actually one I always seemed to avoid mostly because growing up I was instead showed High Society, the remake which fills it up with songs and Sinatra matching up with an aging Celeste Holm. Hell if it wasn't for the cast (It's Grace Kelly's last film) and the…


  • Not Ben Sachs

    Added by Not Ben Sachs

    Ostensibly a tribute to Katherine Hepburn, the Music Box’s latest weekend morning series has highlighted a number of George Cukor’s best films. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) caps a string of successful Broadway adaptations (after HOLIDAY and THE WOMEN) that now appear ahead of their time for their strong female characterizations and gentle criticism of social taboos. This film is no exception—Its subjects include high society, divorce, and (as always) the practicality of romance—but it was put together with such craft…