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Valentine’s Special/ The Philadelphia Story

Cukor’s classic about a society wedding threatened by scandal is a highpoint of sophisticated Hollywood comedy and the film boasts peak-form performances throughout. Having divorced her irresponsible millionaire husband, the aptly named Tracy Lord is about to wed a dull but dependable fellow. However, any hopes of privacy at the wedding of the year are dashed by the arrival not only of her reluctant ex but of a pair of journalists. Donald Ogden Stewart’s script sparkles with wit and pithy social comment, while the moonlit amorous shenanigans fizz with memorably woozy eroticism.