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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.

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About John Landis

John Landis is the director of Animal House, The Blues BrothersAn American Werewolf In LondonTrading Places, Schlock, Kentucky Fried MovieSpies Like UsThree Amigos!Into The Night, The Stupids, Innocent Blood, Coming To America, Burke & Hare, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Black Or White among many other films, commercials and extensive work in television. He was the Executive Producer and often director of HBO's celebrated series Dream On, and contributed two movies to the Masters of Horror series, Deer Woman and Family. His feature length documentaries Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project premiered on HBO, and Slasher on IFC.

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