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The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart and featuring Ruth Hussey. The film is based on the play of the same name by Philip Barry.


Plot

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.

Cast

  • Cary Grant as C.K. Dexter Haven
  • Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Samantha Lord
  • James Stewart as Macaulay "Mike" Connor
  • Ruth Hussey as Elizabeth Imbrie
  • John Howard as George Kittredge
  • Roland Young as William Q. Tracy (Uncle Willie)
  • John Halliday as Seth Lord
  • Mary Nash as Margaret Lord
  • Virginia Weidler as Dinah Lord
  • Henry Daniell as Sidney Kidd
  • Lionel Pape as Edward
  • Rex Evans as Thomas
  • David Clyde as Mac (uncredited)
  • Eric Mayne as wedding guest (uncredited)
  • Joseph Sweeney as butler (uncredited)
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