The Philadelphia Story (T... has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by momox ca
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery. For DVDs please check region code before ordering.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

The Philadelphia Story (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Sous-titres français)

4.7 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews

Price: CDN$ 31.64 & FREE Shipping. Details
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Sold by ID New and Used and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
5 new from CDN$ 31.64 8 used from CDN$ 12.61

Today Only: "Mad Max Anthology (4 Film Collection) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)" for $25.99
For one day only: Mad Max Anthology (4 Film Collection) [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) is at a one day special price. Offer valid on July 27, 2016, applies only to purchases of products sold by, and does not apply to products sold by third-party merchants and other sellers through the site. Learn more.

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Philadelphia Story (Two-Disc Special Edition) (Sous-titres français)
  • +
  • High Society (Sous-titres franais)
Total price: CDN$ 39.39
Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Actors: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, George Cukor, Ruth Hussey
  • Directors: George Cukor, Basil Wrangell, David Heeley, Richard Schickel, Rudolf Ising
  • Writers: Basil Wrangell, David Heeley, Donald Ogden Stewart
  • Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, Original recording remastered, Special Edition, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: Warner
  • Release Date: March 1 2005
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 80 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0006Z2KXE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,026 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

Product Description


Recreating the role she originated in Philip Barry's wickedly witty Broadway play, Katharine Hepburn stars as the spoiled and snobby socialite Tracy Lord in this sparkling 1940 screen adaptation of The Philadelphia Story, one of the great romantic comedies from the golden age of MGM studios. Applying her impossibly high ideals to everyone but herself, Tracy is about to marry a stuffy executive when her congenial ex-husband (Cary Grant), arrives to protect his former father-in-law from a potentially scandalous tabloid exposé. In an Oscar-winning role, James Stewart is the scandal reporter who falls for Tracy as her wedding day arrives, throwing her into a dizzying state of premarital jitters. Who will join Tracy at the altar? Snappy dialogue flows like sparkling wine under the sophisticated direction of George Cukor in this film that turned the tide of Hepburn's career from "box-office poison" to glamorous Hollywood star. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD
"The Philadelphia Story" concerns itself with Tracy Lord (Katherine Hepburn), a spoiled socialite scheduled to remarry when her first husband, C.K. Dexterhaven (Cary Grant)shows up to pitch some rice and mayhem. Add to the mix, Mike Connor (James Stewart) a reporter who is supposed to be covering the wedding for the tabloids but winds up falling for Tracy himself.
The play on which the movie is based has an interesting backstory. At this point in her career, for various reasons, Katherine Hepburn had been branded "box office poison". Unable to find suitable work in Hollywood, Ms. Hepburn decided to do the next best thing - get playwrite, Philip Barry to write her a hit. And so he did. The Broadway production of "The Philadelphia Story" was a phenomenal success. However, when L.B. Mayer, the head of MGM, decided that he simply had to have the rights to the play he discovered that Barry didn't own them - Katherine Hepburn did. Hence, the only way to make the movie was to cast box office poison in the lead. What good fortune that he did, since the film revitalized Katherine Hepburn's image with the movie going public and launched her career through another six decades of wonderful performances.
Now, about the DVD. Warner Home Video has inherited another MGM Home Video import with "The Philadelphia Story". Having said that, this one's pretty good looking. Yes, there is fine grain, dirt, scratches and aging present throughout. There's also some rare instances of edge enhancement and shimmering details. But these are minute and do not distract one from enjoying this fantastic film. The gray scale (it's a B&W movie) is well balanced. Contrast and shadow levels are accurately defined. The soundtrack is mono as originally recorded. At times there is a slight background hiss that crops up but overall, the audio is remarkably well represented. There are no extras.
5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: VHS Tape
Getting ready for a wedding is always a challenge. But imagine trying to organize a wedding with your ex-husband hanging about, your father dallying with another woman, and a scandal magazine sending a reporter and photographer to dog your every move.
That's the dilemma spoiled socialite Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn) faces in "Philadelphia Story." To keep her father's marital indiscretion out of the paper, Tracy agrees to let the magazine send a journalistic team to cover her high-society wedding to dull-as-dirt industrialist George Kittredge. With Cary Grant as Tracy's ex and James Stewart as the guy-next-door reporter, poor George doesn't stand much of a chance at getting Tracy to the altar. Further mishaps ensue as Tracy tries to pass her uncle off as her (absent) father and celebrates with too much champagne--and perhaps too much Jimmy Stewart--at a pre-wedding party.
"Philadelphia Story" crackles with witty dialogue and sparkles with outstanding performances, not just from its stars (Hepburn, Grant and Stewart, who won a best actor Oscar for his role), but also from the supporting cast. Ruth Hussey as the not-easily-impressed career-girl photographer provides a terriflc foil to the sometimes imperious Tracy. Dinah Lord stirs things up as Tracy's kid sister.
Hepburn, of course, is absolutely incredible. In the role of Tracy Lord, Hepburn seemed to find her footing, and never lost it again. Back when her name was branded box office poison, Hepburn snatched up the film rights to Philip Barry's Broadway hit play, teamed up with two of Hollywood's greatest leading men, and made the comeback of a lifetime in "Philadelphia Story.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
By A Customer on July 19 2002
Format: VHS Tape
I first watched this movie expecting a riotous screwball comedy. I was disappointed. This may not be one of the funniest comedies ever made, but it is certainly one of the best. Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart all turn out first-rate performances. Cary Grant especially caught my eye, however. His part is surprisingly small in the movie as far as the number of lines he has or the amount of screen time. But he conveys so much emotion with just a few words or even a glance. This is, in my opinion, his best role. He seems to just be there to provide a few quips here and there, but if you look closer you can see his disgust for the society he lives in and the pain he feels to see his only true love to be married to someone else. Hepburn and Grant are the two who propel the film forward. Grant is madly in love with his ex-wife in spite of her flaws while Hepburn feels that she can only love a perfect man. They are so completely opposite that they belong together, which is why the ending is so suspenseful (I won't give anything away.) These are real people--real people who are clever and funny, perhaps, but real just the same--which is why we don't remember the laughs so much as the tears. I think most everyone can identify with Grant because everyone has loved someone who doesn't love them. Everyone has had to give their own happiness up for the one they love, even if they get nothing in return. And everyone wants a happy ending.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
By A Customer on Feb. 16 2002
Format: VHS Tape
Absolutely brilliant romantic comedy starring three of the best classic movie actors--Hepburn, Grant and Stewart. Hepburn is glorious in her reprisal of the role she played before 455 New York audiences--she flirts, she storms, she babbles in French and gets drunk, all in a wonderfully charming manner. Watching her performance in this film, it's hard to believe that Hepburn ever had a 'box-office poison' period. Still, in giving Tracy Lord life, Tracy Lord not only gave Hepburn back her career, but also allowed movie audiences for generations to come to enjoy the undeniable magic and charisma of Katharine Hepburn.
While this film is undeniably Hepburn's, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart also turn in brilliant performances. Grant chose the more low-key role, oddly enough, while insisting on top billing. This left the field open for Stewart to sneak in and try his darned best to steal the movie from Hepburn's capable hands, and he almost succeeded. The chemistry between Hepburn and Stewart is a delight to watch, and I do wonder what Grant could have done with this role if he'd chosen it. Could he have improved on it? Highly doubtful.
Peerless romantic comedy; wonderfully, tightly scripted. Eons above its musical remake, 'High Society'.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews