The Philadelphia Story

1940 NR 1h 52m Blu-ray / DVD

The Philadelphia Story

1940 NR 1h 52m Blu-ray / DVD
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Socialite Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) prepares to remarry, but her ex (Cary Grant) and a tabloid reporter (Best Supporting Actor Oscar-winner James Stewart) have other ideas as they converge on her home for a fateful visit. The three stars form an incomparable trio in one of the most tantalizing screwball romances ever. And under the direction of George Cukor, this once-urbane Broadway comedy springs to life with precision and wit.
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell
George Cukor
Blu-ray DVD
Full Screen 1.33:1
French, English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital Mono
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA. NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is a very funny comedy of manners, beautifully performed and directed. However, it's a bit risque and the class politics may be lost on younger kids. They may also be confused by the outdated gender roles. Parents should know that alcoholism, divorce, adultery, and lechery are made light of.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Some fistfights, played for laughs.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Tracy is told she's unfeminine for having high moral standards--women are expected to tolerate alcoholism and adultery.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Tracy gets very drunk, kisses another man the night before her wedding, and goes for a midnight swim with him.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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