The Philadelphia Story

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Eeeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe

I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives. You know one time I secretly wanted to be a writer.


Witty, classic Hollywood screwball comedy starring three of the biggest stars of the era: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart.

Upper class Tracy Lord (Hepburn) is getting married to an independently wealthy man, but her ex-husband (Grant) looking for a little revenge sneaks in a couple - reporter (Stewart) and photographer - for Spy Magazine as an exclusive. Love Triangle confusion ensues among the stars and supporting characters.

Later remade in 1956 as High Society, starring Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra in the Hepburn, Grant, and Stewart roles.

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