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THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY <span>(1940)</span> artwork

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 110

Release dates 13/02/2015, 27/11/1998, 01/07/1990

BBFCInsight no material likely to offend or harm

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) George Cukor

Cast includes Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell, Lionel Pape, Rex Evans, Hillary Brooke, Veda Buckland, Lita Chevret, Russ Clark, David Clyde, Robert De Bruce, Dorothy Fay, Claude King

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 03/02/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY is a US comedy about a wealthy heiress preparing for her second wedding when her ex-husband returns, with two newspaper journalists in tow.

There is an outdated use of discriminatory language ('picaninnies'), although this is not directed at a character or intended to cause offence.

A passing, very mild drug reference occurs in which a woman asks if a man's strange behaviour is due to swapping from "liquor to dope". There are also frequent scenes of smoking and drinking.

Sequences of very mild violence are infrequent and brief, including a man pushing a woman to the ground and a man being punched. There are also a moments in which a man wrongly assumes a woman has slept with another man.

Details

Title
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
Year
1940
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
BFI Films,Warner Home Video Ltd,Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Classified date(s)
21/11/2014
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF005552

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