Franklin

The Philadelphia story / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; screen play by Donald Ogden Stewart ; produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz ; directed by George Cukor.

Publication:
[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]
Format/Description:
Video
2 videodiscs (112 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ([16 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.).
4 3/4 in.
stamping
Edition:
Two-DVD special edition.
Series:
Criterion collection ; 901.
Criterion collection ; 901
Status/Location:
Loading...

Get It

Details

Standardized Title:
Philadelphia story (Motion picture)
Subjects:
Barry, Philip, 1896-1949 -- Film adaptations.
Divorced women -- Drama.
Journalists -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Divorced women.
Journalists.
Man-woman relationships.
Form/Genre:
Film adaptations.
Romantic comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films -- United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Romantic comedy films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Language:
Open-captioned for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; full screen (1.37:1 aspect ratio) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
digital
optical
monaural
full screen (1.37:1)
NTSC
video file
DVD video
region 1
Summary:
"The ... screenplay ... pits the formidable Philadelphia socialite Tracy Lord against various romantic foils, chief among them her charismatic ex-husband who disrupts her imminent marriage by paying her family estate a visit, accompanied by a tabloid reporter on assignment to cover the wedding of the year. ... A fast-talking screwball comedy as well as a a tale of regret and reconciliation, this convergence of golden-age talent is one of the greatest American films of all time"--Container.
Participant:
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell, Lionel Pape, Rex Evans.
Credits:
Director of photography, Joseph Ruttenberg; editor, Frank Sullivan; music, Franz Waxman.
Notes:
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 1940.
Based on The Philadelphia story / by Philip Barry.
Features: new 4K digital restoration; 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 that show with director George Cukor; Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1943, featuring an introduction by filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille; restoration demonstration; original theatrical trailer; an essay by critic Farran Smith Nehme.
Contributor:
Cukor, George, 1899-1983, film director.
Stewart, Donald Ogden, 1894-1980, screenwriter.
Mankiewicz, Joseph L., film producer.
Grant, Cary, 1904-1986, actor.
Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003, actor.
Stewart, James, 1908-1997, actor.
Hussey, Ruth, 1911-2005, actor.
Howard, John, 1913-1995, actor.
Young, Roland, 1887-1953, actor.
Halliday, John, 1880-1947, actor.
Nash, Mary, 1884-1976, actor.
Weidler, Virginia, 1926-1968, actor.
Ruttenberg, Joseph, 1889-1983, director of photography.
Sullivan, Frank, 1896-1972, editor of moving image work.
Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967, composer (expression)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
ISBN:
9781681433738
1681433737
OCLC:
1006761459
Publisher Number:
715515205818
CC2823DDVD The Criterion Collection