A liberal white couple (Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, in Tracy's last appearance) put their platitudes to the test. They always taught their daughter (Katharine Houghton, Hepburn's niece) that all people are created equal, regardless of race or religion... until she unexpectedly brings home a black doctor (Poitier) and announces that they're engaged. Academy Award Nominations: 10, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--Spencer Tracy.
1967 - Academy Awards - Best Actress Winner
1967 - Academy Awards - Best Original Screenplay Winner
Katharine Houghton - Actress/Niece K. Hepburn
Spencer Tracy - Oscar winning american actor, BOYS TOWN
Cecil Kellaway - Character actor, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
Joseph Di Bella
Ben Lane - Makeup Artist
Beah Richards - American Actress
Sidney Poitier - American Actor, IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)
Virginia Christine - American Character Actress
Stanley Kramer - American Producer/Director
Katharine Hepburn - Oscar-winning American actress, ON GOLDEN POND, THE PHILADEL
Katharine Houghton Hepburn - Oscar-winning American actress, ON GOLDEN POND, THE PHILADEL
Geza Gaspar - Special Effects
Robert C. Jones - Film editor
Isabel Sanford - Actress, THE JEFFERSONS
Sam Leavitt - American Director of Photography/Cinematographer
Joe King - Actor/"Until They Get Me"
William Rose - Screenwriter
Shot in Technicolor on location in San Francisco, California. Actor Spencer Tracy's last film. Katharine Hepburn won her second Oscar for her portrayal of Christina Drayton. Feature film debut for actress Katharine Houghton, Katharine Hepburn's niece. Song "Glory of Love" sung by Jacqueline Fontaine. Additional cast: Barbara Randolph (Dorothy), John Hudkins (Cab Driver), Alexandra Hay (Car Hop), Skip Martin (Delivery Boy), Grace Gaynor (Judith), and Tom Heaton (Peter).
"Hepburn's extraordinary commitment to Tracy still sears the screen." - 03/01/2004 Total Film, p.7
4 stars out of 5 -- "[O]verall a compassionate and often funny argument that all you need is love." - 03/01/2008 Empire, p.142