Theatre: New Play in Manhattan: Apr. 10, 1939

The Philadelphia Story (by Philip Barry; produced by The Theatre Guild Inc.) shows: 1) Katharine Hepburn back on Broadway after years in cinema; 2) Philip Barry back at smart comedy after his cosmic flight in Here Come the Clowns; 3) The Theatre Guild back in the money after a season of disastrous flops.

The play is a kind of pious froth about an attractive Main-Line Philadelphia society girl with a high and historic sense of her own importance. After a first marriage that crashed because she behaved like a Moon-Goddess instead of a wife, she is about to make a second marriage...

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