Classic Film Tuesday: The Philadelphia Story

1940 – Comedy

Free Show


August 8

  • 1:00pm

The Philadelphia Story

“In short, The Philadelphia Story lifts the daily drudge into a charming never-never land, with complete footnotes excusing its existence. And besides, it’s a good, entertaining show.” – TIME Magazine

This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.

Genre: Comedy    Rating: NR     Runtime: 112 min      Language: English

Sponsored by: The Dr. Joseph F. Karpinski Sr. Foundation