5 June Film Show: On Sale Now
PHCL Film Show presents
Hollywood’s most wise and sparkling comedy
The Philadelphia Story
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, James Stewart
Directed by George Cukor
USA 1940 112 minutes
Katharine Hepburn reprises her triumphant Broadway role as spoiled Philadelphia heiress Tracy Lord in this uplifting, sharp-edged comedy. She is set to marry the politician and businessman George Kittredge (John Howard), until her wedding plans are complicated by the arrival of her irresponsible ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven (Grant), with magazine reporter Macauley Connor (Stewart) and photographer Liz Imbrie (Ruth Hussey) in tow.
Tracy resolves to give them a story they will never forget but finds herself re-evaluating her life choices in the process. Pitch-perfect performances from the main cast and George Cukor’s impeccable direction make this one of cinema’s most delightful achievements. The film was re-made as the musical High Society with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly in 1956.
Doors open 7.15pm, Introduction 7.45pm, Film 8.00pm £8.00 including glass of wine. Tickets, up to two per person, on sale at the Library, Sharpleshall Street, NW1 8YN (on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays) or on the door.