The Philadelphia Story: A Comedy in Three Acts

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Samuel French, Inc., 1942 - Drama - 141 pages
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Comedy / 9m, 6f / Int./Ext. This Broadway hit starred Katharine Hepburn as Tracy Lord of the Philadelphia Lords, an inhibited and spoiled daughter of the privileged. Divorced from C.J. Dexter Haven, she is engaged to a successful young snob. A gossip weekly sends a reporter and a camera woman to report the wedding arrangements and they are injected into the house by Tracy's brother who hopes to divert their attention from father's romance with a Broadway dancer. Tracy finds herself growing interested in Connor, the fascinating reporter. At the end of a pre wedding party, Tracy and Connor take a moonlight dip in the pool and meet her ex husband and finance on their way back to the house. The following morning her intended agrees to forgive her, but his smug attitude enrages Tracy and she breaks off the engagement. Connor offers to marry her, but she turns him down and remarries Dexter, to the satisfaction of everyone.

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User Review  - Emily Seals - Goodreads

Didn't care for this plot, but I loved the witty dialogue. Read full review

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User Review  - Jane Mcneil - Goodreads

The dialogue is enriched with the colloquial of the era. With TPS, Barry demonstrates his gift of high comedic-style of writing. I enjoyed reading the play much more than I did watching the movie adaption. Read full review

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