The Philadelphia Story – George Cukor

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The Philadelphia Story

George Cukor

Genre: Comedy

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Release Date: December 26, 1940

Katharine Hepburn is the snooty daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia family and about to marry for the second time. Things get hilariously complicated when her cunning ex-husband Cary Grant enters the scene with tabloid reporter James Stewart in tow. While Stewart falls helplessly in love with Hepburn, she rejects her stuffed-shirt fiance and realizes she's still in love with Grant. One of the greatest romantic comedies ever produced, it was recently selected as one of the top 100 American films of all time by the prestigious American Film Institute. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and winner for Best Screenplay. Stewart ("It's A Wonderful Life," "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington") took home an Oscar for his earnest portrayal of the smitten reporter, and Oscar-winner Hepburn ("The African Queen," "On Golden Pond") received her third nomination. Ruth Hussey ("Northwest Passage") earned an Oscar-nomination as a cynical tabloid photographer.

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A Star Is Born (1954) – George Cukor

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A Star Is Born (1954)

George Cukor

Genre: Drama

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Release Date: January 1, 1955

A Star is Born marked Judy Garland's return to movies after a four-year absence, director George Cukor's first musical and first color film, and a showcase for great Harold Arden/Ira Gershwin songs in state-of-the-art stereo. One of the most beloved show-business stories of all time, it represents a career peak for many involved. Garland is singer Esther Blodgett, an undeniable talent on the rise. She catches the eye of Norman Maine (James Mason), an alcoholic actor in career decline. Their intense love transforms them both. Only one will survive Hollywood's slings and arrows. Shortened in response to exhibitor complaints after its premiers, the movie underwent one rebirth in 1983 when film historian Ronald Haver found almost all the cut sequences and supervised a reconstruction to near its original length. Its new rebirth is this breathtaking digital surround stereo track and incorporating picture and musical material recently found in the vaults. Star always had a shine to it. Now watch it sparkle as never before.

© © 1954 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.

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Adam’s Rib – George Cukor

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Adam’s Rib

George Cukor

Genre: Comedy

Price: $ 9.99

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Release Date: April 9, 2008

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a married prosecutor and defense attorney assigned to the same case in this compelling courtroom battle of the sexes. Judy Holliday co-stars.

© © 1949 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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