“The Philadelphia Story” quotes(1940)
Plot – Tracy is a rich heiress of Philadelphia, separated from her husband. She decides to marry George, a guy who has gained success through his hard work. He's sincere and candid, while Tracy's world is refined but miserable. The marriage is approaching and the editor of a tabloid sends a reporter to investigate on Tracy's new flame. Her ex-husband, who's still in love with her, intervenes as well as he wants to prevent the new marriage. The night before the wedding, a scandal makes things favorable for him: Tracy gets drunk and the reporter takes her back home. George gives up the marriage, but the next day the ceremony takes place anyway, because Tracy's ex-husband takes George's place.
All actors – Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell, Lionel Pape, Rex Evans, King Baggot, Hillary Brooke, Veda Buckland, Lita Chevret, Russ Clark, David Clyde, Robert De Bruce, Dorothy Fay, Claude King, Eric Mayne, Florine McKinney, Lee Phelps, Hilda Plowright, Mildred Shay, Joseph Sweeney, Helene Whitneyshow all
“The Philadelphia Story” Quotes 27 quotes
“You'll never be a first class human being or a first class woman until you've learned to have some regard for human frailty.”
“- Macaulay Connor: It can't be anything like love, can it?
- Tracy Lord: No, no, it can't be.
- Macaulay Connor: Would it be inconvenient?
- Tracy Lord: Terribly.”
Your assignment will be Spy's most sensational achievement - Tracy Lord. Big game hunting in Africa, fox hunting in Pennsylvania. Married on impulse and divorced in a rage. And always unapproachable by the press. "The Unapproachable Miss Lord", "The Philadelphia Story".
“- C. K. Dexter Haven: How in the world could you even think of it?
- Tracy Lord: Because he is everything you're not. He's been poor. He's had to work and he's had to fight for everything. And I love him, as I never even began to love you.”
“The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges.”
“To hardly know him is to know him well. And perhaps it offends my vanity to have anyone who is even remotely my wife re-marry so obviously beneath her.”
“Are you still in love with her? Or perhaps you consider that to be a very personal question. Liz thinks you are. All though of course women like to romanticize things a bit.”
“I don't want to be worshipped. I want to be loved.”
“The time to make up your mind about people is never.”
“- Sidney Kidd: You really hate me, don't you Connor?
- Macaulay Connor: Oh no! I don't like you very much though.”
“- C.K. Dexter Haven: The moon is also a goddess, chaste and virginal.
- Tracy Lord: Stop using those foul words.”
“You're too good for me, George. You're a hundred times too good. And I'd make you most unhappy, most. That is, I'd do my best to.”
“I'm to be examined, undressed, and generally humiliated at 15 cents a copy.”
“Kidd's just using you like he uses everybody else. You don't know Kidd like I know him. The guy's colossal, he's terrific, he's got everybody fooled.”
“- Margaret Lord: The course of true love...
- Macaulay Connor: ...gathers no moss.”
“A magnificence that comes out of your eyes, in your voice, in the way you stand there, in the way you walk. You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.”
“- Margaret Lord: We both might face the facts that neither of us has proved to be a very great success as a wife.
- Tracy Lord: We just picked the wrong first husband.”