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

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

Label
The Philadelphia story
Title
The Philadelphia story
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor
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Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"With this furiously witty comedy of manners, Katharine Hepburn revitalized her career and cemented her status as the era's most iconic leading lady--thanks in great part to her own shrewd orchestrations. While starring in the Philip Barry stage play The Philadelphia Story, Hepburn acquired the screen rights, handpicking her friend George Cukor to direct. The intoxicating screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart pits the formidable Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord (Hepburn, at her most luminous) against various romantic foils, chief among them her charismatic ex-husband (Cary Grant) who disrupts her imminent marriage by paying her family estate a visit, accompanied by a tabloid reporter on assignment to cover the wedding of the year (James Stewart, in his only Academy Award-winning performance). A fast-talking screwball comedy as well as a a tale of regret and reconciliation, this convergence of golden-age talent is one of the greatest American films of all time"--Container
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Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg ; editor, Frank Sullivan ; music, Franz Waxman
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell, Lionel Pape, Rex Evans
Runtime
112
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
901
Technique
live action
Label
The Philadelphia story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940
  • Based on the play by Philip Barry
  • Features: New 4K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film scholar Jeanine Basinger; In Search of Tracy Lord, a new documentary about the origin of the character and her social milieu; New piece about actor Katharine Hepburn's role in the development of the film; Two full episodes of the Dick Cavett show from 1973, featuring rare interviews with Hepburn, plus an excerpt of a 1978 interview from that show with director George Cukor; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1943, featuring an introduction by filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille; Restoration demonstration; Trailer; An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme
Accompanying material
1 booklet (19 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
disc one. [Feature film + special features] -- disc two. [Special features]
Control code
1006761459
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (112 min.)
Isbn
9781681433738
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515205818
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC2823DDVD
  • CC2823DDVD-1--CC2823DDVD-2
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1006761459
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; 4:3 full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Philadelphia story, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940
  • Based on the play by Philip Barry
  • Features: New 4K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film scholar Jeanine Basinger; In Search of Tracy Lord, a new documentary about the origin of the character and her social milieu; New piece about actor Katharine Hepburn's role in the development of the film; Two full episodes of the Dick Cavett show from 1973, featuring rare interviews with Hepburn, plus an excerpt of a 1978 interview from that show with director George Cukor; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1943, featuring an introduction by filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille; Restoration demonstration; Trailer; An essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme
Accompanying material
1 booklet (19 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
disc one. [Feature film + special features] -- disc two. [Special features]
Control code
1006761459
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Two-DVD special edition.
Extent
2 videodiscs (112 min.)
Isbn
9781681433738
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515205818
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
  • CC2823DDVD
  • CC2823DDVD-1--CC2823DDVD-2
Recording technique
stamping
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1006761459
System details
DVD, NTSC, region 1; 4:3 full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio); Dolby Digital monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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