The Philadelphia Story
Friday, Dec 15 at 3:00 pm
Saturday, Dec 16 at 1:00 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. George Cukor. 1940, 112 mins. 35mm. With Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey. Three of Hollywood’s greatest stars teamed up in this enduring classic that revolves around Hepburn’s Tracy Lord, a high society divorcée whose second wedding is disrupted by her first husband (Grant) and a cynical tabloid reporter (Stewart, who won the Best Actor Oscar for his note-perfect comic frustration) who falls for her charms. A tremendous box office hit, the film revived Hepburn’s flagging movie career in spectacular fashion, gave Grant and Stewart two of their juiciest comic roles, and stands as the platonic ideal of the quick-witted comedy of remarriage one summons when recalling Golden Age Hollywood.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for MoMI members at the Senior/Student level and above. Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.