With THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940), legendary director George Cukor reunited costars Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn – who’d starred previously together in SYLVIA SCARLETT (1935), BRINGING UP BABY (1938) and HOLIDAY (1938) – for a hilariously tangled socialite love story, with Hepburn forced to choose between Grant, James Stewart and her new fiancé played by John Howard. Both Hepburn and Grant are counted among the American Film Institute’s ranking of the greatest legends of the silver screen (with Hepburn appearing at #1!), and James Stewart was the 8th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoree. The film appears on four of the American Film Institute’s lists celebrating excellence in the art form – including the greatest films of all time as well as the funniest comedies and greatest love stories. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn more about THE PHILADELPHIA STORY.
You can adjust all of your cookie settings by navigating the tabs on the left hand side.