The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

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Dinah Lord: Oh, it won't rain. Tracy won't stand for it.

George Kittredge: You're like some marvelous, distant, well, queen, I guess. You're so cool and fine and always so much your own. There's a kind of beautiful purity about you, Tracy, like, like a statue.
Tracy Lord: George.
George Kittredge: Oh, it's grand, Tracy. It's what everybody feels about you. It's what I first worshipped you for from afar.
Tracy Lord: I don't want to be worshipped. I want to be loved.

Tracy Lord: Oh, we're going to talk about me again, are we? Goody.

Macaulay Connor: The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges.

Macaulay Connor: I don't think you're being fair to me, Mr. Kidd.
Sidney Kidd: No?
Macaulay Connor: No. You're treating me like you treat all your other writers.

Macaulay Connor: I would sell my grandmother for a drink - and you know how I love my grandmother.

Macaulay Connor: C.K. Dexter Haven, I would like to talk to you.
C. K. Dexter Haven: Well, let's go in the talking room.

Uncle Willie: Must we ride in this thing? Wouldn't we be more comfortable on pogo sticks?

C. K. Dexter Haven: 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.

Margaret Lord: The course of true love.
Macaulay Connor: ...gathers no moss.

George Kittredge: I'm going to build you an ivory tower with my own two hands.
Tracy Lord: Like fun you are.

Macaulay Connor: Tell four footmen to call me in time for lunch will you?

Tracy Lord: Dexter, would you mind doing something for me?
C. K. Dexter Haven: Anything. What?
Tracy Lord: Get the heck out of here.

Macaulay Connor: This is the Bridal Suite. Would you send up a couple of caviar sandwiches and a bottle of beer?
Margaret Lord: What? Who is this?
Macaulay Connor: This is the Voice of Doom calling. Your days are numbered, to the seventh son of the seventh son.
Margaret Lord: Hello? Hello?
Tracy Lord: What's the matter?
Margaret Lord: One of the servants has been at the sherry again.

Macaulay Connor: I'm testing the air. I like it but it doesn't like me.

Tracy Lord: Only for the moment, I'm not interested in myself.
C. K. Dexter Haven: Not interested in yourself, Red, you're fascinated. You're far and away your favorite person in the world.

Tracy Lord: You hardly know him.
C. K. Dexter Haven: To hardly know him is to know him well.

Macaulay Connor: Doggone it, C.K. Dexter Haven. Either I'm gonna sock you or you're gonna sock me.
C. K. Dexter Haven: Shall we toss a coin?

Dinah Lord: Nothing ever possibly in the least ever happens here. Mother, how do you get smallpox?

Tracy Lord: You seem quite contemptuous of me all of a sudden.
C. K. Dexter Haven: No Red, not of you, never of you.

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.

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Trivia: All of the scenes in this movie were shot in only one take and in one scene the technique really shows. When Jimmy Stewart is drunk, he ad-libbed hiccuping while he was talking. Cary Grant, not expecting the comic relief, had to look down at the floor to keep from laughing (you can see him grinning and collecting himself).

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