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In The Philadelphia Story, Katharine Hepburn's getting drunk solved everything: her stuffed-shirt fiancé broke off the engagement, Jimmy Stewart quit tabloid journalism and started the serious novel his faithful girlfriend had always known he had in him, Mom and Dad reconciled, and Katharine Hepburn finally admitted she'd been in love with Cary Grant all along.
"'Alcohol is the great level-el-ler,' as Jimmy Stewart would say.
I drank the rest of the crème de menthe and handed him the empty bottle and then went back up to my room and hacked away at The Philadelphia Story for two more days, trying to think of a good reason for Jimmy Stewart to carry Katharine Hepburn and sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" without being sloshed, and pretending I needed one.