The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story

Director: George Cukor Cast: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart

DVD (Black & White / Dolby 5.1 / Mono)

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This Warner DVD release of The Philadelphia Story doesn't feature any meaningful extras but the movie itself is so delightful that its many fans shouldn't mind. The full screen transfer conforms to the movie's original aspect ratio and comes from a pristine source print. Likewise, the audio track has been spruced up, making Franz Waxman's rich score stand out like never before. The extras are limited to trailers and closed captioning and foreign language options. It would've been nice if Warner included a featurette on the making of the movie and the hit play it was based on (which also starred Katharine Hepburn in her comeback role). MGM also has an edition of The Philadelphia Story on DVD but with the exception of cover art, that version is essentially the same as this one. Neither edition is colorized as some Internet sites report.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/2000
UPC: 0012569501720
Original Release: 1940
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time: 1:52:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Subtitles: English, Français & Español

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cary Grant C.K. Dexter Haven
Katharine Hepburn Tracy Lord
James Stewart Macauley Connor
Ruth Hussey Liz Imbrie
John Howard George Kittredge
Roland Young Uncle Willie
John Halliday Seth Lord
Mary Nash Margaret Lord
Virginia Weidler Dinah Lord
Henry Daniell Sidney Kidd
Lionel Pape Edward
Rex Evans Thomas
Hillary Brooke Mainliner
Veda Buckland Elsie
Lita Chevret Manicurist
David Clyde Mac the night watchman
Dorothy Fay Main Line Society Woman
Claude King Willie's Butler
Florine McKinney Main Line Society Woman
Lee Phelps Bartender
Hilda Plowright Librarian
Helene Whitney Main Line Society Woman
Russ Clark John

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Producer
Wade B. Rubottom Art Director
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Waldo Salt Screenwriter
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter
Frank Sullivan Editor
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Index
1. Opening Logos [:23]
2. Main Title/The Havens Part [2:06]
3. Two Years Later [4:56]
4. Enter George Kittredge [2:20]
5. Enter Mike, Liz & Dex [4:07]
6. "Spies" at the Lord Manse [4:18]
7. "Dexter, You've Come Back!" [2:47]
8. Dexter's Small Blackmail [5:00]
9. Lydia the Tattooed Lady [:57]
10. Tracy Meets the Press [4:13]
11. Having Sherry on the Porch [4:08]
12. "Uncle Willie"/The Library [3:48]
13. With the Rich and Mighty [3:18]
14. Scolding the Virgin Goddess [5:43]
15. "My, She Was Yar." [3:59]
16. Tracy Challenges Her Father [4:27]
17. The Reporters are Exposed [1:18]
18. The Virgin Goddess Drinks [4:47]
19. "Okay, C.K. Dexter-Haven!" [1:53]
20. "Still in Love with Her?" [5:35]
21. The Class System [4:44]
22. Hearthfires and Holocausts [4:46]
23. Dexter, George, Mike & Tracy [4:41]
24. Uncle Willie/Dinah Suspects [4:15]
25. Dinah's Dream [2:43]
26. The Morning After [4:36]
27. Dex Medicates Tracy [5:04]
28. George's Letter [7:29]
29. Tracy's Announcement [3:16]
30. End Credits [:32]

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The Philadelphia Story 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious: One of the funniest and interesting films of it's time. With great's like Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James  Stewart. Even a wonderful performance by Ruth Hussey. This film is a must have and a treasure to the business!
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I absolutely love this film. It is the quintessential romantic comedy. Each performance from the legendary Stewart, Grant, and Hepburn is classic and timeless. After a disappointing loss the year before for Best Actor, Jimmy Stewart nabbed it in 1940 for this film. I love it! A great choice for any classic film fan!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Philadelphia Story is a wonderful film! One of Cary Grant's Best! Definitely a classic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's timeless film that age very well. It prove that the people hasn't change at all. I was very entertaining by this film and Jimmy Stewart and Katherine Hepburn are at their best. The story will rivet your eyes to the screen and will keep you being entertaining.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite old black and white movies. It is superb and so is the cast but especially Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. The movie has some wonderful witty dialoge and I highly recommend buying it on DVD!
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