John Landis on

The Philadelphia Story

Released 1940
Distributor MGM

Another great Cary Grant performance was overshadowed somewhat by the Oscar win of co-star James Stewart, which was widely viewed as a consolation prize for his losing the award for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Grant and Katharine Hepburn had previously teamed in author Philip Barry and director George Cukor’s earlier Holiday, a sort of dry run for this immensely amusing comedy of manners.

About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal HouseThe Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In LondonTrading PlacesComing To America, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night and Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the recent Burke and Hare for Ealing Studios,  among many other films and television shows. His documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO and won an Emmy for Best Music, Comedy or Variety Special.  He is also the subject of noted film critic Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan’s recent book “John Landis” and his own book “Monsters in the Movies’ was published to critical and popular acclaim in 2012.