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Bad Day at Black Rock (1955): Spencer Tracy and Small-Town Bigotry

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 10, 2019

In its theatrical cut, Bad Day at Black Rock opens furiously, charging forward with the momentum of a freight train as the credits roll and Andre Previn’s score thrashes in the film’s most manic moment. From thenceforward, its greatest strength is restraint. The whole town cowers around read more

THE SECOND SPENCER TRACY AND KATHARINE HEPBURN BLOGATHON: Keeper of the Flame (1942)

Caftan Woman Posted by on Oct 11, 2019

Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is co-hosting with Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood The Second Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Blogathon. The celebration runs from October 11 - 13. Check out the interesting contributions HERE. The 1942 release Keeper of the Fl read more

March Madness #14 SPENCER TRACY

All Good Things Posted by Kat_Selby on Mar 14, 2018

Welcome to Day 14 of MARCH MADNESS! Every day in March, ALL GOOD THINGS will highlight a Super-Star. The type of Star renowned for many types of roles: really, really B.A.D. to sweetest-dearest-most darling! DAY #13 Results: LANA TURNER seems to delight in either her sweet-lamb roles or her lion- read more

Classic Movie Travels: Spencer Tracy and Milwaukee Wisconsin

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annette Bochenek on Oct 24, 2017

Classic Movie Travels: Spencer Tracy and Milwaukee Wisconsin “The kids keep telling me I should try this new ‘Method Acting’ but I’m too old, I’m too tired, and I’m too talented to care.” –Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy are one of th read more

The Spencer Tracy Legacy: a tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986)

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Oct 18, 2017

The Spencer Tracy Legacy: a tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986) Em 1986, um documentário feito para a TV celebrou “o legado de Spencer Tracy” – e foi maravilhosamente apresentado por sua companheira dentro e fora das telas, Katharine Hepburn. Katharine é muito franca o tempo read more

Top of the World: Bette Davis, Gregory Peck and Spencer Tracy in Tops Five

The Wonderful World of Cinema Posted by Virginie Pronovost on Apr 6, 2017

April 5 is an important date on our calendar as three major movie stars were born on this day: Bette Davis, Gregory Peck and Spencer Tracy (and also Melvyn Douglas, Frank Gorshin and Walter Huston). To pay a tribute to them, I’ve decided to present you 3 little top 5 of 1- my favourite Bette D read more

Warner Archive Blu-ray: Spencer Tracy Fights a Whole Town in Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Feb 15, 2017

Bad Day at Black Rock opens with a startling long shot of a train shooting through the desert like an angry centipede. There is a feeling of recklessness to the image, as if the hurtling Streamliner could go off the rails from the aggression of its momentum. From that first jarring moment, there is read more

Conversations with Classic Film Stars: about Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn – Exclusive Post by Authors James Bawden and Ron Miller

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Guest Post on Sep 26, 2016

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GOSSIP What Legendary Movie Stars Said about Each Other Part Two of a Four-Part Series Though two-time Oscar winner Spencer Tracy is widely regarded as one of the acting greats of the “golden age,” not all of his co-stars were so keen on him. For instance, Melvyn Douglas complain read more

The Last Hurrah (1958) with Spencer Tracy

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Aug 13, 2015

Share This! “One more regret at my age won’t make much difference.”—— Mayor Frank Skeffington (Spencer Tracy) The 1958 The Last Hurrah was kind of a last hurrah of its own, among the last gatherings of the John Ford clan—the director’s lovable Irishmen and a host of his favorite supporting read more

Quote of the Week: Katharine Hepburn on Spencer Tracy

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Apr 19, 2015

Image Source Spencer had eyes like an old wild animal....He had a soul that had no release; you were not looking into an empty room. He found acting easy and life difficult. -Katharine Hepburn, about Spencer Tracy Quote Source read more

The Best Films of Spencer Tracy

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 16, 2014

1. Judgment at Nuremberg 2. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 3. Captains Courageous 4. Adam’s Rib 5. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 6. Fury 7. Libeled Lady 8. Bad Day at Black Rock 9. Inherit the Wind 10. Northwest Passage 11. Father of the Bride 12. Woman of the Year 13. Pat and Mike 14 read more

The Best Films of Spencer Tracy

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 16, 2014

1. Judgment at Nuremberg 2. It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World 3. Captains Courageous 4. Adam’s Rib 5. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 6. Fury 7. Libeled Lady 8. Bad Day at Black Rock 9. Inherit the Wind 10. Northwest Passage 11. Father of the Bride 12. Woman of the Year 13. Pat and Mike 14 read more

Stars & Their Hobbies - Spencer Tracy

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Sep 3, 2014

Spencer Tracy, Polo "There's something about horses which, once you really become interested in them, just naturally makes you think this is a pretty good world." - Spencer Tracy Director John Cromwell encouraged Spencer Tracy to take up polo and Tracy trained with Reginald Leslie "Snowy Baker a read more

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) with Spencer Tracy

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Jun 20, 2014

Share This! Suddenly you realize murder is at your elbow! – and there’s no way out! Based on Howard Breslin’s Bad Day at Hondo, the 1955 film Bad Day at Black Rock is often wedged into the Western genre.  Honda was undoubtedly changed to Bad Rock as a result of the contemporary John read more

How Many Films did Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy Star in Together?

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on May 12, 2014

How Many Films did Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy Star in Together? photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy starred in Nine films together: Woman of the Year (1942) (Warner Home Video) Without Love (1945) (Warner Home Video) Adam’’s Rib (1949) (Warner read more

I Take This Woman (1940) with Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Feb 1, 2014

Share This! From the start I Take this Woman was to be Louis Mayer’s vehicle for propelling his latest star, Hedy Lamarr, into the stratosphere. He had the story already picked out along with a working title of Cinderella. He had a hand picked director in the enigmatic Josef von Sternberg who read more

Happy Birthday Spencer Tracy!

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 5, 2013

Today would have been the 113th birthday of the famed leading man Spencer Tracy. His career spanned from the 30s well into the 60s and he starred in numerous classics, many of which co-starred the equally great Katharine Hepburn. Of his films a few of my favorites would have to be Judgment at Nuremb read more

Happy Birthday Spencer Tracy!

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 5, 2013

Today would have been the 113th birthday of the famed leading man Spencer Tracy. His career spanned from the 30s well into the 60s and he starred in numerous classics, many of which co-starred the equally great Katharine Hepburn. Of his films a few of my favorites would have to be Judgment at Nuremb read more

November Star Of the Month: Spencer Tracy

Stardust Posted by Vanessa on Nov 1, 2012

November Star Of the Month: Spencer Tracy As if I didn't already think Spencer Tracy was the greatest thing ever in the history of man, my belief was reaffirmed on the evening of October 29th when I snuggled up in bed and watched Inherit The Wind (1960) on TC read more

"And The Award Goes To... Spencer Tracy!"

The Great Katharine Hepburn Posted by Margaret Perry on Oct 15, 2012

"And The Award Goes To... Spencer Tracy!" Turner Classic Movies continues their celebration of Spencer Tracy this month with an evening of five of his Academy-nominated performances, today, October 15. Tracy was nominated for a total of nine Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role, two read more
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