Characters / The Philadelphia Story

Tracy Samantha Lord

  • Fiery Redhead: While you technically can't tell (film is in black and white), she is refered to as a redhead by her mother and Dexter, who calls her Red for said reason.
  • Gaussian Girl: She is usually depicted through a much hazier lens than the male characters, as was typical to the era.
  • Informed Flaw: Her intolerance.
  • Rich Bitch: Though it's somewhat toned and she does improve over time.

C. K. Dexter Haven

"I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives. You know at one time I think I secretly wanted to be a writer."

  • The Alcoholic: Used to have a drinking problem. Is now firmly on the wagon.

Macaulay ("Mike") Connor

Tracy: Snob.
Mike: Say, what do you mean, 'snob'?
Tracy: You're the worst kind there is, an intellectual snob. You made up your mind awfully young, it seems to me.
Mike: Well thirty's about time to make up your mind. And I'm nothing of the sort, not Mr. Connor.

Elizabeth ("Liz") Imbrie

"I can't afford to hate anyone; I'm only a photographer."

  • Girl Friday: To Mike. She's always handy to take a photo for his article or type up his exposé of their boss.
  • Hot Scoop: She's a photographer for a magazine.
  • Nice Hat: All female characters get one, but she gets several.

George Kittredge

"George. Splendid chap, George. Very high morals. Very broad shoulders."

Diana (Dinah) Lord

"I can tell there is something in the air because I'm being taken away."