The Philadelphia Story
Friday February 17 at 8:00 pm
We open on Philadelphia socialite C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) as he’s being tossed out of his palatial home by his wife, Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn). Adding insult to injury, Tracy breaks one of C.K.’s precious golf clubs. He gallantly responds by knocking her down on her million-dollar keester. A couple of years after the breakup, Tracy is about to marry George Kittridge (John Howard), a wealthy stuffed shirt whose principal recommendation is that he’s not a Philadelphia mainliner, as C.K. was. Still holding a torch for Tracy, C.K. is galvanized into action when he learns that Sidney Kidd (Henry Daniell), the publisher of Spy Magazine, plans to publish an exposé concerning Tracy’s philandering father (John Halliday). To keep Kidd from spilling the beans, C.K. agrees to smuggle Spy reporter Macauley Connor (James Stewart) and photographer Elizabeth Imbrie (Ruth Hussey) into the exclusive Lord-Kittridge wedding ceremony. How could C.K. have foreseen that Connor would fall in love with Tracy, thereby nearly lousing up the nuptials? As it turns out, of course, it is C.K. himself who pulls the louse-up, reclaiming Tracy as his bride.
Not Rated. 1 hours 52 minutes.
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Tickets are $9 general admission or $6 student/senior/military.This includes a $1 per ticket Historic Preservation Fee for all tickets purchased. The fee is for the ongoing preservation and maintenance of the Lucas Theatre. Also eligible for use with the Lucas Theatre Movie Pass. Available online or by calling 912-525-5050. You may pick up tickets in person at the Savannah Box Office at 216 E. Broughton Street, or at the Lucas one hour prior to show time.