The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Human Frailty

Dexter (Cary Grant) tells Tracy (Katharine Hepburn) the honest truth about what he doesn’t like about her.

Directed by George Cukor.

Released in 1940 by Warner Bros..

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  • character-type: Ex-wife
  • character-type: Ex-husband
  • action: Argue
  • editors-choice: Insults / Comebacks
  • editors-choice: On-Screen Couples
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • editors-choice: Female Performances
  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Romantic Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Screwball Comedies
  • secondary-genre: Romance Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Comedies
  • mood: Heartfelt
  • theme: Regret
  • theme: Disillusionment
  • actor: John Howard
  • actor: Cary Grant
  • actor: Katharine Hepburn
  • director: George Cukor
  • producer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • cinematographer: Joseph Ruttenberg
  • composer: Franz Waxman
  • role-name: Tracy Lord
  • role-name: George Kittredge
  • role-name: C.K. Dexter Haven
  • screenwriter: Donald Ogden Stewart
  • screenwriter: Waldo Salt
  • year: 1940
  • studio: Warner Bros.