Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

 

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn’s niece Katharine Houghton. The film contains a positive representation of the controversial subject of interracial marriage, which historically had been illegal in most states of the United States, and was still illegal in 17 states, mostly Southern states, up until June 12 of the year of the film’s release, when anti-miscegenation laws were struck down by the Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia. The film was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. The movie’s Oscar-nominated score was composed by Frank DeVol.

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3 Replies to “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)”

  1. A true classic.
    Spencer Tracey died within days of completion which makes his final scene with Hepburn all the more poignant, I still can`t watch it without a box of tissues nearby.
    Katharine Houghton is dwarfed by her fellow iconic actors and gives a nauseatingly, sugar-coated performance, I can only surmise that she was awarded the role because she was Hepburn`s niece.

     
  2. I remember seeing an interview with Hepburn years later where she blamed Tracys death on drink, and she kept saying “Why why why why! What was soo bad that you had to drink!??” How bad a drinker was he though? I always thought he died of emphysema, which is what led to his heart attack. His lungs became filled with fluid.

     
  3. And a point missed here so far – this was a ground breaking movie for it`s day!! Today`s generation take for granted super stars like Will Smith, Denzel Washington, stars like Snipes, (my fave next -) ooh, the too sexy – Halle Berry!!, and more.
    In my day – say 40 years ago – there was only Poiter – and he never got to the heights he should have!!

     

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