This is one of my favorite movies. I love Jimmy Stewart and Cary Grant, I love the clothes, and the movie is fun, funny, and entertaining. Of course, it would be impossible to film a movie with The Philadelphia Story's script nowadays. There are just too many, um, questionable lines. Consider the following:
Haven: How about you, Mr. Connor? You drink, don't you -- alcohol, I mean?Grant started out in Vaudeville, and he remained a master of comedic timing throughout his career. Stewart is just a fantastic actor, and he won the Oscar for his performance in this movie. It was one of his last movies before he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps, later going on to fly B-17 bombers over Germany in World War II. I'm not a big fan of Katherine Hepburn, but she does a very good impression of aristocratic hauteur in this film. It's not overly deep, and I doubt that it will change your world view. But it is an example of what a good comedy can be. Would that Hollywood would remember what can be done before they turn out more of the same old crap.
Connor: Oh, a little.
Haven: A little? And you a writer? Tsk, tsk, tsk. I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives. You know, at one time, I think I secretly wanted to be a writer.