The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Rated NR

A Socialite prepares to remarry when her ex shows up with a tabloid reporter. Comedy ensues in this romance based on the Broadway play by the same name.

A wonderfully acting film from all three actors, Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart, and Cary Grant. Stewart won the Oscar as best actor for his role as Macaulay Connor. I believe that both Grant and Stewart did such a fine job that either one could have switch roles and both would have done a fabulous job.  Funny, how Cary Grant was offered the role of Conner but instead went for the ex, C.K. Dexter Haven, and James Stewart won the Oscar. As I said though, I think it wouldn’t have mattered who played who they both would’ve pulled it off. And that tells you how good they are as actors. Ok, back to the film. This film is delightful from start to finish. The acting, directing, and writing makes this film one of the best of all times.

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