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George Cukor’s 1940 film ‘The Philadelphia Story’ delights audiences, even today

It’s refreshing, and somewhat surprising, to see that George Cukor’s 1940 “The Philadelphia Story” remains as clever as ever. The film’s protagonist is the snobbish socialite Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), who is about to marry a coal-mining executive. Her plans for the wedding are derailed, however, when some uninvited guests appear shortly before the ceremony.…

Throwback Thursday: ‘Holiday’ is an overlooked comedy gem

Welcome to “Throwback Thursdays,” a new film feature at The Stanford Daily. Every Thursday (hopefully), the Arts & Life section will publish reviews highlighting older or more obscure works – sometimes both – that are currently not playing in traditional theaters. This week, we’ll be focusing on George Cukor’s 1938 screwball-comedy “Holiday.” “HOLIDAY” George Cukor’s “Holiday”…