Free-thinking Johnny Case finds himself betrothed to a millionaire’s daughter. When her family, with the exception of black-sheep Linda and drunken Ned, want Johnny to settle down to big business, he rebels, wishing instead to spend the early years of his life on “holiday.” With the help of his friends, Nick and Susan Potter, he makes up his mind as to which is the better course and the better mate. —IMDb
George Cukor (July 7, 1899 – January 24, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning American film director who mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. His career flourished at RKO and later MGM, where he directed a string of impressive films including What Price Hollywood? (1932), A Bill of Divorcement (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Little Women (1933), David Copperfield (1935), Romeo and Juliet (1936), and Camille (1937).
His career suffered a temporary setback when he was replaced as the director of Gone with the Wind (1939), but he continued to direct classic films with The Philadelphia Story (1940), Adam’s Rib (1949), Born Yesterday (1950) and A Star Is Born (1954). His last major success was My Fair Lady (1964), but he worked into the 1980s.
He was born George Dewey Cukor on the Lower East Side of New York City, the younger child and only son of Hungarian Jewish immigrants Victor, an assistant district attorney, and Helen Ilona (née Gross) Cukor. His parents… read more
For me, this is one of the top 5 Hepburn performances. She was born to play this role.
One the best Cuckor`s, Glorious Cary Grant, Kathrine Hepburn couple rules out every other comedy couples you ever saw in motion picture history.
Under-appreciated Philadelphia Story 'prequel' in which Hepburn finds her feet as the socialite with a soul, and Cary Grant plumbs the depths of the working class dreamer James Stewart would mint as Macaulay Connor (and Grant himself would replicate again in Talk of the Town). Even more overlooked perhaps is Lew Ayres, as Hepburn's alcoholic brother, who shows some real Jack Lemmon-esque acting chops.