Sunday, February 20, 2011

Miss Pommery 1926

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Dir - George Cukor
Jimmy Stewart Sunday

After a week off from JSS we come back with a great film full of laughs. Not sure why but I thought this film was a drama. I was pleasantly surprised to figure out by the score in the first few seconds of the film that it is comedy. Very funny with great performances all around. Stewart did his usual bang up job but I agree with him comments concerning winning the Best Actor Oscar for this role. It was nothing more than deferred payment for not getting one for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington a year earlier. Hepburn nails Tracy Lord but she did also portray her on the stage and it's a role based on her life/family.

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