The Philadelphia Story

Continuity mistake: In the scene where a drunk Connor visits CK Dexter Haven at his home after Uncle Willie's party, Dexter's pyjamas and dressing gown change from shot to shot. First his pyjama top is done up, then it is open, then done up, then open again.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Cary Grant punches Jimmy Stewart: Jimmy starts falling back (and you hear the sound effect of the punch) when Cary's fist is a good 1-2 feet from Jimmy's face.

Continuity mistake: Uncle Willy pours a glass just over half way full of vodka. With each shot the amount of vodka in the glass changes.

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C. K. Dexter Haven: The moon is also a goddess, chaste and virginal.
Tracy Lord: Stop using those foul words.

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Trivia: Katharine Hepburn played this role on broadway, it was written for her. She had Howard Hughes buy her the movie rights so only she could play it at the movies. She didn't want any other actress playing Tracey Lord.

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