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The Philadelphia Story

Cast
Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Ruth Hussey, John Howard, Roland Young, John Halliday, Mary Nash, Virginia Weidler, Henry Daniell
Released
1940
Cary Grant | Jimmy Stewart | ethyl alcohol
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Young Dinah tells her mother Margaret, referring to a newspaper article, “Cruelty and drunkenness, it said.” (0:05)

Dinah’s older sister Tracy asks Uncle Willie, referring to a magazine, “Where’d you get this idiotic thing anyway?” (0:07)

Magazine publisher Sidney tells writer Mike, referring to Tracy, “... married on impulse and divorced in a rage...” (0:11)

Tracy tells her yacht designer ex-husband Dexter, “You haven’t switched from liquor to dope by any chance...”
”I think it’s paranoiac.”
Dexter: ”Oh yes, except for a brief interlude in a couple of alcoholic sanitariums.”
”You are a mass of intuition.”
Tracy: ”I didn’t think that alcohol would...” (0:19)

Mike tells photographer Liz, referring to Dinah, “Idiot probably.” (0:26)

Liz tells mike, “There’s cousin Joanna that’s definitely crazy.” (0:36)

Dexter tells Mike, “I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives.”
Dexter tells Tracy, “And the night that you got drunk on champagne and climbed out on the roof...”
Tracy: “How dare you... use such an idiotic...” (0:42)

Margaret tells Tracy’s father, “Seth, you idiot.”
Seth tells Tracy, “I think a devoted young girl gives a man the illusion that youth is still his.”
”If your ego want it that way, yes.” (0:52)

Tracy engages in heavy drinking. (0:58)

Tracy tells Seth, “He was drunk...” (0:59)

Dexter tells Mike, “Well, I was trying to stop drinking.”
Mike: ”And did you stop drinking?” (1:04)

Tracy tells Dexter, “I don’t drink.”
Liz tells Tracy, ”Well, it seems I’ve got to commit suicide first.” (1:09)

Dexter and George hear Mike singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” (1:20)

Tracy's Uncle Willie tells Dexter, “Oh, that’s the first sane remark I’ve heard today.” (1:28)

Tracy tells Dinah, “I’m going crazy. I’m standing here, solidly, on my own two hands, and I’m going crazy.” (1:29)

Mike tells Tracy, “You’ve got me all confused now.” (1:47)

Reference in Radio Days