Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Stanley Kramer (1967)

103min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It has been said that Spencer Tracy treated Katharine Hepburn more harshly than schmaltzy legend might suggest. However, you would not guess it from this, their last movie together, in which the alliance works to dovetailing perfection. They're a rich couple whose liberal principles are tested by the proposed marriage of their daughter to a black doctor. As he is Sidney Poitier, all intellectual politesse, there's never any doubt about the outcome. The film may have a foregone conclusion, but it's worth watching as the acting is so good. Tracy and an Oscar-winning Hepburn were a deceptively rare cinema double-act, who seemed genuinely fond of each other both on and off screen.

Summary

A white couple who pride themselves on their liberal attitudes come to realise they are not quite as open-minded as they thought when their daughter announces she is marrying a black man. While the bride-to-be does not care what others think of her, her fiance is determined to win the approval of both her family and his. Comedy drama, starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier.

Cast & Crew

Matthew Drayton Spencer Tracy
John Prentice Sidney Poitier
Christina Drayton Katharine Hepburn
Joey Drayton Katharine Houghton
Monsignor Ryan Cecil Kellaway
Mrs Prentice Beah Richards
Mr Prentice Roy Glenn
Tillie Isabel Sanford
Hilary St George Virginia Christine
Dorothy Barbara Randolph
Director Stanley Kramer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. LtdAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy