Directed by george cukor with cary grant, katharine hepburn, james stewart, ruth hussey when a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned. George cukor must have cheated on his wife at every opportunity, given the philadelphia story‘s (and the women before it) rewarding of unfaithful husbands i watched philadelphia story on a. The philadelphia story is one example a bright, shiny sophisticated comedy of the shallow sort that class-condescends while delivering at the same time an anti-classist message, the. The following analysis reveals a comprehensive look at the storyform for the philadelphia storyunlike most of the analysis found here—which simply lists the unique individual story. John howard, cary grant, katharine hepburn and james stewart in “the philadelphia story” (deems taylor/wikimedia commons) it’s refreshing, and somewhat surprising, to see that george cukor.
Opening credits and memorable scene denoting the end of the marriage of tracy (katharine hepburn) and dexter (cary grant), from director george cukor's the philadelphia story , 1941, from. The philadelphia story (1940) is an intelligent, sophisticated, classic romantic comedy-farce (part screwball) of love and marriage, human growth and class distinctions its screenplay is a. David reviews george cukor’s the philadelphia story [criterion collection blu-ray review] by david blakeslee a prime specimen of the classic hollywood golden age studio system firing on all. Film april 20 the philadelphia story 1940 usa directed by george cukor screenplay by donald ogden stewart, based on the play by philip barry 112 min with cary grant, katharine.
A biography and filmography of george cukor, one of hollywood's top film directors who, in a 50 year career, created many screen masterpieces, such as 'the philadelphia story', 'a star is. George cukor was one of hollywood's most successful and versatile filmmakers: a master of the musical drama, the screwball comedy, the domestic thriller, and the literary adaptation—not to. Find trailers, reviews, synopsis, awards and cast information for the philadelphia story (1940) - george cukor on allmovie - we open on philadelphia socialite ck dexter.
George cukor is one of my favorite directors although my favorite of his films is holiday , i think the philadelphia story is probably his most famous and most revered cukor was nominated. The philadelphia story (1940) information, ranked #244 by films 101, directed by george cukor, starring cary grant, katharine hepburn, james stewart. I met george cukor only once in my life, and then only very briefly, but i have enjoyed the movies he directed through most of my other life up there on the screen, and i thought that i had. George cukor known for his ability to elicit great performances, american film director george cukor (1899-1983) was a stylistic craftsman who made elegant comedies and dramas from the. The philadelphia story broke attendance records at the radio city music hall in new york city the critical and popular success of the film was especially sweet to hepburn, who had selected.
Of his broadway hits, the philadelphia story is still the best known, owing mainly to the george cukor movie starring katharine hepburn, cary grant and james stewart that pops up. The philadelphia story is that rare exception, featuring a leading trio that will blow any other leading three out of the water — cary grant, katharine hepburn and jimmy stewart, all at. The philadelphia story d george cukor (1940) the criterion collection the new vehicle was to become one of hollywood’s famous films, the philadelphia story written for the stage by.
George cukor has often been called a pre-eminent director of women and that he was, like certain other gay film-makers katharine hepburn, greta garbo, ingrid bergman and judy garland could. Find movie and film award information for the philadelphia story (1940) - george cukor on allmovie.
George cukor, director: my fair lady george cukor was born on july 7, 1899 in lower east side, manhattan, new york city, new york, usa as george dewey cukor he is known for his work on my. Title sequence from 'the philadelphia story’ (1940), directed by george cukor, starring cary grant, katharine hepburn, james stewart, ruth hussey.