The Philadelphia Story and other movies like it had to have couples to break up in order to show them making out with other people, because at the time depicting extra marital affairs in American films was banned. The Philadelphia Story was one of the first great triumphant movies by Katherine Hepburn after many movie flops, including the classic movie Bringing Up Baby. In fact, the movie Bringing Up Baby led to her being labeled as “box office poison.” Howard Hughes had bought the right to The Philadelphia Story as a gift to Katherine Hepburn. Then later on when Metro Goldwyn Myer wanted to make a movie out of it, they had to cast Katherine Hepburn as the leading role in the film. This was great for Katherine Hepburn who was really needing a movie to shoot her to the top, and The Philadelphia Story was it. Even thought she could not get the people she wanted to for the parts, she did end up with some great actors, and I think it was all of them together that made it such a great movie. Great movies like The Philadelphia story do not come along all the time, and when they do we should make the most out of it by sitting down and enjoying such a great movie.
The Philadelphia Story is an America classic and it will remain this way until the end of time. This is one of those movies that you have to put in your DVD collection at some point in your life. If you do not then you will never have a complete set of great movies. Lots of people have already bought this movie, and the hard part may be finding it on DVD. This is because it is an older movie and it is hard to find classic films like this one on DVD. You should probably check on the internet, because you can find almost anything there. This is a movie you are going to want to own and not just rent, and that is because once you see it you are going to want to watch it over and over again. The Philadelphia Story is just one of those movies that everyone is going to love whether you like older movies or not, and that is what makes it a classic.