Sunday Afternoon Classics: The Philadelphia Story


Fox Theatre Sat, Sep 17, 2022 1:15 PM
Fox Theatre Tue, Sep 20, 2022 7:00 PM
Fox Theatre Sun, Feb 25 1:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1940
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
DIRECTOR:George Cukor
Katharine Hepburn
James Stewart
Ruth Hussey
John Howard


This month's Sunday Afternoon Classics selection is an Oscar-winning rom com starring a powerhouse trio of movie stars!

After her impulsive first marriage to blue-blooded alcoholic C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) ends in an equally passionate divorce, Philadelphia socialite Tracy Samantha Lord (Katharine Hepburn) decides to give matrimony another try. This time the groom is nouveau riche businessman and aspiring politician George Kittredge (John Howard), with the wedding to take place at the Lord family estate. 

But when her ex-husband arrives on the scene the day before the ceremony with two tabloid reporters (James Stewart and Ruth Hussey) in tow, Tracy is in for a wild ride. As things evolve into a love triangle (or square), Tracy is forced to take an unflinching look at herself to realize who she truly loves.

This George Cukor classic remains one of the most beloved comedies of the 1940s and makes for a perfect afternoon at the movies!