The Philadelphia Story – 1940

The 1940s offered up some of the best talent in film history. From leading men to starlets to man-candy, this period in cinematic history should be considered the golden age. Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart are three of this era’s greatest talents and they play a hilarious love triangle in this classic comedy. Tracy Lord (Hepburn) is set to marry an aloof outsider, but finds herself drawn to both her ex-husband Dexter (Grant) and a jaded writer (Stewart). The best thing about this film is how well the interactions between the three leads play, both in one-on-one and as an ensemble. Every moment between these three makes the film a little bit more perfect. The script for this film is great and the cast delivers it perfectly, but it’s the energy of this trio that sells the movie.

One of the quintessential films of the 1940s, this one is a great comedy and true magic.

Fun and light-hearted, this film has everything that modern films strive to find and I award it…

4.5 out of 5


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