A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.
Philadelphia socialites Tracy Lord and C.K. Dexter Haven married impulsively, with their marriage and subsequent divorce being equally passionate. They broke up when Dexter's drinking became excessive, it a mechanism to cope with Tracy's unforgiving manner to the imperfect, imperfections which Dexter admits he readily has. Two years after their break-up, Tracy is about to remarry, the ceremony to take place at the Lord mansion. Tracy's bridegroom is nouveau riche businessman and aspiring politician George Kittredge, who is otherwise a rather ordinary man and who idolizes Tracy. The day before the wedding, three unexpected guests show up at the Lord mansion: Macaulay Connor (Mike to his friends), Elizabeth Imbrie - the two who are friends of Tracy's absent brother, Junius- and Dexter himself. Dexter, an employee of the tabloid Spy magazine, made a deal with its publisher and editor Sidney Kidd to get a story on Tracy's wedding - the wedding of the year - in return for Kidd not ...Written by
The Philadelphia Story is one of two classic movies, still well-known and widely available in multiple formats, in which Cary Grant and Roland Young both appeared, the other being Topper. See more »
At around 1 hour 39 mins into the movie, Cary Grant gets a "stinger" for the Katherine Hepburn's character. It is to help her with her hangover. On his way he runs into Jimmy Stewart's character. The glass is very full, about 1 inch from the top. Jimmy wants it but Cary says it is for Katherine. As Cary walks out on the patio a large portion of the drink is gone and it is clearly down when Cary hands it to Katherine. No one ever takes a sip and it is never spilled. See more »
Anyway, presented for the first time, quote: A wedding day inside mainline society.
Or what the kitchen maid saw through the keyhole. Unquote.
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