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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 1967
  • Stanley Kramer
  • 103 mins
  • PG
    More info: UK: General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Language
English
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

Credits

Cast

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Matthew DraytonSpencer Tracy
John PrenticeSidney Poitier
Christina DraytonKatharine Hepburn
Joey DraytonKatharine Houghton
Monsignor RyanCecil Kellaway
Mrs PrenticeBeah Richards
Mr PrenticeRoy Glenn
TillieIsabel Sanford
Hilary St GeorgeVirginia Christine
DorothyBarbara Randolph

Crew

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DirectorStanley Kramer
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