Classic Rom-Coms movie month: “The Philadelphia Story”

Classic Rom-Coms movie month: “The Philadelphia Story”

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Fri 21 Jul 2017, 7.30 pm
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From TPD:

In the forth week of the Classic Rom-Coms movie month, you are invited to the screening of The Philadelphia Story (1940).

Film notes

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY • US • 1940
112′ | Comedy • Romance
Directed by George Cukor

The Philadelphia Story is starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart and featuring Ruth Hussey. Based on the Broadway play of the same name by Philip Barry, the film is about a socialite whose wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist. The socialite character of the play—performed by Hepburn in the film—was inspired by Helen Hope Montgomery Scott (1904–1995), a Philadelphia socialite known for her hijinks, who married a friend of playwright Barry.

Written for the screen by Donald Ogden Stewart and an uncredited Waldo Salt, it is considered one of the best examples of a comedy of remarriage, a genre popular in the 1930s and 1940s, in which a couple divorce, flirt with outsiders and then remarry – a useful story-telling ploy at a time when the depiction of extramarital affairs was blocked by the Production Code.

Nominated for six Academy Awards, the film won two; James Stewart for Best Actor and Donald Ogden Stewart for Best Adapted Screenplay. It was remade in 1956 as a musical, retitled High Society.

The Philadelphia Story was produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1995. [Wikipedia]

Language: English with Vietnamese subtitles

• The film screening is for educational purpose and fundraising for Young Cinema Fund of TPD.
• Donation (at the door): 20,000 VND/audience.
• Doors open at 7 pm and close when the screening room is full.
• Seats are assigned on the first-come-first-served basis.

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Watch the film’s trailer here:

Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

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