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The Resource The Philadelphia story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor, (videorecording DVD)

The Philadelphia story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The Philadelphia story
Title
The Philadelphia story
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor
Creator
Contributor
Composer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A sophisticated screwball comedy, rife with smart dialogue, the Philadelphia Story centers on the society event of the season: the second marriage of icy, judgmental, moneyed socialite Tracy Lord to nouveau riche George Kittredge. Her first husband, suave and devilish C.K. Dexter Haven, complicates matters by finagling wedding invitations for incognito reporter Mike Connor and his photographer Liz Imbrie, to do a tell-all exposé. But Haven's motives for giving the tabloid access to Tracy's big day may not be as mercenary and mean-spirited as they first appear
Awards note
Academy Awards: Best Screenplay, Donald Ogdon Stewart; Best Actor, James Stewart.
Cataloging source
EOW
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Philadelphia story (Motion picture)
Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; film editor, Frank Sullivan ; musical score, Franz Waxman ; gowns by Adrian
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
  • In English, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired
  • Bonus material is not closed-captioned
LC call number
PS3503.A648
LC item number
P5 2005
PerformerNote
Cary Grant (C. K. Dexter Haven), Katharine Hepburn (Tracy Lord), James Stewart (Macaulay Connor), Ruth Hussey (Elizabeth Imbrie), John Howard (George Kittredge), Roland Young (Uncle Willie), John Halliday (Seth Lord), Mary Nash (Margaret Lord), Virginia Weidler (Dinah Lord)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1983
  • 1894-1980
  • 1904-1986
  • 1907-2003
  • 1908-1997
  • 1911-2005
  • 1913-1995
  • 1887-1953
  • 1880-1947
  • 1885-1976
  • 1926-1968
  • 1934-2008
  • 1889-1945
  • 1906-1967
  • 1896-1949
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cukor, George
  • Mankiewicz, Joseph L
  • Stewart, Donald Ogden
  • Grant, Cary
  • Hepburn, Katharine
  • Stewart, James
  • Hussey, Ruth
  • Howard, John
  • Young, Roland
  • Halliday, John
  • Nash, Mary
  • Weidler, Virginia
  • Heeley, David
  • Kramer, Joan
  • Pollack, Sydney
  • Schickel, Richard
  • Benchley, Robert
  • Waxman, Franz
  • Barry, Philip
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Loew's Incorporated
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
112
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brides
  • Marriage
  • Self-acceptance
  • Aprobación de sí mismo
  • Matrimonio
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Philadelphia story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Philip Barry produced by the Theatre Guild, Inc
  • Originally released as an American motion picture in 1940
Color
  • black and white
  • multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • monaural
  • stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc One The Philadelphia story:
  • Credits -- Uncoupling -- Bride's high standards -- George saddles up -- Philadelphia story -- Spies invade the manor -- Dexter's small blackmail -- "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" -- Tracy meets the press -- Family for lunch -- Library research -- Patron lady -- Virgin goddess -- "My, she was yar." -- Right kind of daughter -- Exposed and pinched -- Drinks for everyone -- Talkative visitor -- Class system -- Hearthfires and holocausts -- Advice to Liz -- Mighty fallen -- Eye openers -- Dihah's dream -- Missing memory and a watch -- Not very yar -- George's letter -- There goes the groom -- Tracy's announcement -- Cast list
  • (1940) (112 min.)
  • That inferior feeling
  • starring Robert Benchley
  • [short] (9 min.)
  • The homeless flea
  • [cartoon] (8 min.)
  • Victory Theater broadcast
  • 07/20/1942 [audio feature] (58 min.)
  • Lady Esther Screen Guild Playhouse broadcast
  • 03/17/1947 [audio feature] (30 min.)
  • Special features: Disc 1
  • Commentary by Jeanine Basinger [optional audio feature]; George Cukor trailer gallery (32 min.); Awards [text feature]; Disc 2:
  • Katherine Hepburn "All about me"
  • written by David Heeley, Joan Kramer, Katherine Hepburn ; produced by Joan Kramer, David Heeley ; directed by David Heeley
  • [featurette] (1992) (70 min.)
  • The men who made the movies: George Cukor
  • narrator, Sydney Pollack ; producer, writer, director, Richard Schickel
  • [featurette] (2001) (55 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (112 min.)
Isbn
9780790795768
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
66990
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58044894
  • (OCoLC)58044894
  • 1078049
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital sound ; standard version presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Philadelphia story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Loew's Incorporated ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the play by Philip Barry produced by the Theatre Guild, Inc
  • Originally released as an American motion picture in 1940
Color
  • black and white
  • multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
  • monaural
  • stereophonic
Contents
  • Disc One The Philadelphia story:
  • Credits -- Uncoupling -- Bride's high standards -- George saddles up -- Philadelphia story -- Spies invade the manor -- Dexter's small blackmail -- "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" -- Tracy meets the press -- Family for lunch -- Library research -- Patron lady -- Virgin goddess -- "My, she was yar." -- Right kind of daughter -- Exposed and pinched -- Drinks for everyone -- Talkative visitor -- Class system -- Hearthfires and holocausts -- Advice to Liz -- Mighty fallen -- Eye openers -- Dihah's dream -- Missing memory and a watch -- Not very yar -- George's letter -- There goes the groom -- Tracy's announcement -- Cast list
  • (1940) (112 min.)
  • That inferior feeling
  • starring Robert Benchley
  • [short] (9 min.)
  • The homeless flea
  • [cartoon] (8 min.)
  • Victory Theater broadcast
  • 07/20/1942 [audio feature] (58 min.)
  • Lady Esther Screen Guild Playhouse broadcast
  • 03/17/1947 [audio feature] (30 min.)
  • Special features: Disc 1
  • Commentary by Jeanine Basinger [optional audio feature]; George Cukor trailer gallery (32 min.); Awards [text feature]; Disc 2:
  • Katherine Hepburn "All about me"
  • written by David Heeley, Joan Kramer, Katherine Hepburn ; produced by Joan Kramer, David Heeley ; directed by David Heeley
  • [featurette] (1992) (70 min.)
  • The men who made the movies: George Cukor
  • narrator, Sydney Pollack ; producer, writer, director, Richard Schickel
  • [featurette] (2001) (55 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Two-disc special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (112 min.)
Isbn
9780790795768
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
66990
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm58044894
  • (OCoLC)58044894
  • 1078049
System details
DVD; Region 1; Dolby Digital sound ; standard version presented in a format preserving the aspect ratio of its original theatrical exhibition
Video recording format
DVD

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