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Funny Quotations from The Philadelphia Story

The Philadelphia Story is a romantic comedy film about a divorced woman who is about to remarry. The film follows the woman's life as she is going to remarry but is consequently courted by her ex-husband (they divorced because he was an alcoholic) and a tabloid reporter. The reporter paid the ex-husband to introduce him to his ex-wife so he could get an inside into the wedding along with investigate some other details. As the story goes on, things aren't all what they originally seemed. Directed by George Cukor. Starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, and Ruth Hussey. Based on the Broadway play of the same name by Philip Barry.

The Philadelphia Story won two Oscar awards for Best Actor (Stewart) and Best Writing, Screenplay. It was also nominated for four other Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. This hilarious movie was seen as the resurgance of Hepburn's career after a series of flops. The Philadelphia Story is now considered as one of the best romantic comedies ever created. Continue reading for some humorous quotes from this fantastic film.


Macaulay Connor: I'm testing the air. I like it but it doesn't like me.
Tracy Lord: I never knew such a man.
Macaulay Connor: You're not likely to dear. Not from where you sit.
Tracy Lord: I'm going crazy. I'm standing here solidly on my own two hands and going crazy.
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?
Macaulay Connor: The prettiest sight in this fine pretty world is the privileged class enjoying its privileges.
Macaulay Connor: It can't be anything like love, can it?
Tracy Lord: No, no, it can't be.
Macaulay Connor: Would it be inconvenient?
Tracy Lord: Terribly.
Tracy Lord: You hardly know him.
C. K. Dexter Haven: To hardly know him is to know him well.
Tracy Lord: Hello you.
Macaulay Connor: Hello.
Tracy Lord: You look fine.
Macaulay Connor: I feel fine.
C. K. Dexter Haven: Of course, Mr. Connor, she's a girl who is generous to a fault.
Tracy Lord: To a fault.
C. K. Dexter Haven: Except to other people's faults.
Elizabeth (Liz) Imbrie: What's this room? I've forgotten my compass.
Macaulay Connor: I'd say, south-by-southwest parlor-by-living-room.
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