Thursday, 1 March 2012

1967, Film: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" from 1967 is an American drama starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn. The film was ground breaking for its representation of the controversial matter of interracial marriage. The film was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. The musical score was composed by Frank DeVol.

The film is notable for being the ninth and final on-screen pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn, filming ended just seventeen days before Tracy's death. The film was released in December 1967, six months after his death.

Katharine Houghton & Sidney Poitier

Among the socially prominent citizens of San Francisco are Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy), the publisher of a liberal newspaper, and his wife, Christina (Katharine Hepburn), the owner of a fashionable art gallery. One day their daughter, Joey (Katharine Houghton), returns from a vacation in Hawaii with John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), a black physician whom she has known for only 10 days but intends to marry. Because John must leave the next day for Switzerland on behalf of the World Health Organization, Joey is determined that their wedding take place immediately, and she asks for her parents' permission. Furthermore, John secretly confides to the Draytons that he will not marry Joey without their consent. Suddenly confronted with a test of their long time liberal beliefs, Matt and Christina find themselves unable to reach a decision...
Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn

  • Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role: Katharine Hepburn (1967)
  • Academy Award for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen: William Rose (1967)
  • BAFTA Film Award for Best Actor: Spencer Tracy (Posthumously,1969)
  • BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress: Katharine Hepburn (1969)
  • BAFTA UN Award: Stanley Kramer (1969)
Katharine Hepburn & Katharine Houghton



  1. L'amour n'a pas de couleur même si a l' époque du film et vu le contexte ultra libéral du film et des parents ,cela dérangeait et choquait encore les moeurs des américains patriotistes qu'une jeune femme,leur fille veuille épouser un noir..mais quel homme! SI un noir pareil aussi charmant me respectait et demandait ma main,je ne me ferais pas prier..

  2. Sidney Poitiers is a man i couldn't resist..He was very handsome,charming,civilized..if a man like him asked me to marry him i couldn't say No.Lol! I am romantic i know..i must confess but love has no colours..