1940 – The Philadelphia Story

★★★★☆ USA. 1h52m. Comedy / Romance. Directed by George Cukor. Written by Donald Ogden Stewart, Waldo Salt (screenplay) and Philip Barry (“The Philadelphia Story”). Cinematography by Joseph Ruttenberg. Edited by Frank Sullivan. Music by Franz Waxman. Starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler.

About a socialite whose wedding plans are complicated by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist. Hepburn’s first big hit following several flops, which had placed her on a 1938 list of actors considered to be “box office poison”.