The Philadelphia Story

Year Released: 1940
Main Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary GrantJames Stewart, Virginia Weidler , Ruth Hussey , Roland Young
Review Date: October 2016
Last watched: October 2016
Number Watches: 2
Format Watched: DVD

“My feet are made of clay”
“Dost thou have a washroom?”
“We just picked the wrong first husband. ”

You know you have a winner when you see the main stars comically but violently pushing each other to the ground in the first scene. At least that’s what I think of a good film.

James, Cary, Katherine are all on top comic form with cross over conversations and physical timing that throw shame at anyone you’ve ever seen before. It’s non-stop story telling and a script filled with wit…. before I go any further I might point out that I totally like this cracker of a film and if you haven’t seen it or not for a while anyway then give yourself a treat.

But it’s not just the main guys that hit their marks as all the others – except for the fiancé – as good as you could ever want. Virginia is superbly good and Ruth and Roland keep the pace going at a wicked rate. They obviously all loved working together and were totally yar and the result is a wonderful mess of characters and situations that are not getting old even 80 years on. Smashing fun and such a wheeze!

Sets and lighting are open and friendly but without overwhelming like you get in some posh-house-in-beautiful-countryside flicks. It’s all good.

With family, with friends or just give yourself the night/day/morning off and watch all the little physical whims that you just don’t get anymore.

DVD Extras: Actually don’t know yet, sorry! I’ll get back on that. Apparently a documentary or two.

Watchability (once, twice, etc.)
Thrice+
Keep DVD?
Yes.
Watch if on TV?
Yes.
Hug, Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Marry. She’s so…yar, don’t’cha know.

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