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The Daily Movie Quote: The Philadelphia Story

Updated on August 30, 2010
James Stewart, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story
James Stewart, Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story

" I would sell my grandmother for a drink - and you know how I love my grandmother." - Macaulay Connor

MGM, Rated Approved, 112 minutes.

Directed By: George Cukor

Cast:

Cary Grant - C.K. Dexter Haven

James Stewart - Macaulay Connor

Katharine Hepburn - Tracy Lord

Ruth Hussey - Elizabeth Imbrie

John Howard - George Kittredge

Roland Young - Uncle Willie

Domestic Box Office Gross: $3,000,000

Synopsis: Philadelphia socialite, Tracy Lord, is preparing for the wedding of the year only to have tabloid reporters show up and cover the nuptials. Dexter Haven is one said reporter who also happens to be Tracy's first husband.

Fact: James Stewart had no intention of showing up to the Academy Awards until he was tipped off that he won for Macaulay Connor in The Philadelphia Story. The awards results have been kept under lock and key ever since.

Trivia: James Stewart's infamous hiccup was unscripted and a surprise to Cary Grant who is visibly close to breaking character. This was the only take of the scene.

Movie Mistake: Tracy and George's first conversation must have been in some alternate reality because it started in the middle of the day and ended at night.

My Take: I grew up watching only movies made in the 70's and later. I decided to broaden my horizons and watch the classics and this was one of the first films I viewed. It was awesome! Let's forget about the fact that it has three of the greatest actors ever, The Philadelphia Story was edgy, smart and laugh out loud funny (lol for you testers and tweeters).

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      Skaditch 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks Cogerson!

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      UltimateMovieRankings 

      7 years ago from Virginia

      Nice hub....voted up.

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