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The Philadelphia story


When a Philadelphia socialite plans to marry for the second time, her former husband, who has agreed to get the story of her wedding for a tabloid, shows up at her mansion.

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ISBN: 9781681433738

Edition: Special edition.


  • 2 videodiscs (112 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 inches.
  • digital optical
  • video file DVD video region 1

Target Audience Note: Canadian Home Video Rating: Not rated.


  • Based on the play by Philip Barry.
  • Essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme in container.
  • Special features: 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 the 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.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
  • Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard.
  • For private home use only.
  • In English with optional English subtitles.

Publisher or Distributor Number: CC2823D

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