#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Philadelphia socialites Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven married impulsively, with their marriage and subsequent divorce being equally passionate. They broke up when Dexter’s drinking became excessive, it a mechanism to cope with Tracy’s unforgiving manner to the imperfect, imperfections which Dexter admits he readily has. Two years after their break-up, Tracy is about to remarry, the ceremony to take place at the Lord mansion. Tracy’s bridegroom is nouveau riche businessman and aspiring politician George Kittredge, who is otherwise a rather ordinary man and who idolizes Tracy. The day before the wedding, three unexpected guests show up at the Lord mansion: Macaulay Connor (Mike to his friends), Elizabeth Imbrie – the two who are friends of Tracy’s absent brother, Junius- and Dexter himself. Dexter, an employee of the tabloid Spy magazine, made a deal with its publisher and editor Sidney Kidd to get a story on Tracy’s wedding – the wedding of the year – in return for Kidd not publishing a salacious story with accompanying photographs of Tracy’s father, Seth Lord, with a New York showgirl named Tina Marra. In reality, Mike and Liz are the reporter and photographer respectively for Spy. Mike and Liz don’t particularly like this assignment or working for Kidd, but they need to make a living as their chosen other fields as serious writer and painter don’t pay the bills. A suspicious Tracy is onto them, the entire truth which Dexter admits to her. Tracy decides to turn the tables on Mike and Liz. However, hours before the wedding, as the more self-assured Dexter and Liz get to work on how to get the Lords out from under Spy’s threats, Tracy and Mike, both inebriated, go on a journey of self-discovery with Tracy ultimately coming to her realizations a little faster than Mike.
Plot: When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.
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The most sophisticated comedy ever!
Firstly, let me say, that I love Kate Hepburn. She’s my favourite actress, and in my opinion, she can do no wrong. For this reason, I’d probably give a good rating to every movie she made.
But ‘The Philadelphia Story’ really does deserve wonderful praise. It’s by far the most sophisticated, and in my opinion, the greatest comedy ever made, one of Kate’s greatest roles. She’s absolutely hilarious as Tracy Lord, bringing perfection to the role she created on the stage a year before the film, mocking, insulting and making fun out of Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant.
Her drunken scene with Stewart is pure magic and her mockery of him (‘dear professor’) is wonderful.
Grant and Stewart are fabulous, Stewart as the rough and tumble reporter infatuated with Tracy and Grant as the neglected ex- husband.
Ruth Hussey and Virginia Weidler are fantastic in supporting roles, and really add to the hilarity of the whole picture.
A funny, bouyant ride through the 1940’s- I completely recommend it!
Just Not My Cup of Tea
When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself. Or, at least, that’s the way the plot is often summarized.
Of all the romantic comedies I’ve seen lately, particularly of the first half of the 20th century, “The Philadelphia Story” was my least favorite. Maybe I was in the wrong frame of mind and need to see it again, but I just didn’t find it very funny and more often than not just thought it boring and dragging on too long.
Cary Grant is alright, but this is not his best role. Katherine Hepburn is a hideously ugly beast, an annoying leading woman and her mouth belches out lines with a voice that would kill anything within earshot. How she is considered one of Hollywood’s biggest star in this or any era is beyond me. Jimmy Stewart plays the redeeming character in this one, and it helps that at times he comes across as a rambling drunk. His drunkness is not as great as Doc Boone’s from “Stagecoach”, but still notable.
The actress who plays Dinah Lord, Virginia Weidler, is the hidden gem here. She appeared in 44 films over the course of her lifetime, but probably none you’ve ever seen (besides this one). I’m not sure how she managed to be in so many films, but almost never in any successful ones. Whether that’s her fault or that the casting director never picked her for the right roles, I don’t know.
Until I see this one again, which i don’t plan on being soon, I’ll have to say it didn’t thrill me and the only really lasting legacy of this movie is that Tracy Lord became the namesake of one of the world’s most notorious porn stars. For whatever that’s worth.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Romance
Director George Cukor
Writer Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play), Philip Barry (based on the play by)
Actors Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey
Awards Won 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm