TEATIME at The Movies continues today, our fun summer series were we read from the library of Lux Radio adaptations of great films of the 20th C
The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film
directed by George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James
Stewart, and Ruth Hussey. Based on the 1939 Broadway play of the same name by
Philip Barry, the film is about a socialite whose wedding plans are complicated
by the simultaneous arrival of her ex-husband and a tabloid magazine journalist.
The socialite character of the play—performed by Hepburn in the film—was
inspired by Helen Hope Montgomery Scott (1904–1995), a
Nominated for six Academy Awards, the film won two: James Stewart for Best Actor, and Donald Ogden Stewart for Best Adapted Screenplay. MGM remade the film in 1956 as a musical, retitled High Society, starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.
The Philadelphia Story was produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1995.
Join Corwyn Allen, Gloriana Maertens, Caledonia Skytower, Kayden Oconnell, Da5id Abbott & Elrik Merlin for a backyard festival of radio drama versions of some of the finest and most beloved films of the golden age of 20th C cinema. Popcorn provided.
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