Philadelphia Story (1940)

One of my favorite old classics– super drunk scene performed by Jimmy Stewart!

Cary Grant is at his best with the breezy, suave charm. Not sure I’m so crazy about Katherine Hepburn’s character in this one, but she holds nothing back in her performance. The storyline: a young divorcee from a well-to-do family is about to get remarried. It seems that the person who understood her best was her ex-husband who is still in love with her. This film helped salvage Hepburn’s career. The dialogue is manic, the energy level is exhausting, but this is one of the great films of the 40s and it holds up in my opinion. A feel-good film with a message about airs and expectations and being real.

Link to some fun movie trivia on this one:

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