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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Stanley Kramer and produced by Stanley Kramer and George Glass.

Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorSpencer TracyNominated
Best Supporting ActorCecil KellawayNominated
Best ActressKatharine HepburnWon
Best Supporting ActressBeah RichardsNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Robert Clatworthy; Set Decoration: Frank TuttleNominated
Best DirectorStanley KramerNominated
Best Film EditingRobert C. JonesNominated
Best Music - ScoringDeVolNominated
Best PictureStanley Kramer, ProducerNominated
Best WritingWilliam RoseWon
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GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? (1967): Love, Controversy, and Progress

By Margaret Perry on Oct 28, 2012 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? (1967): Love, Controversy, and Progress Turner Classic Movies will conclude their month of Spencer Tracy today, 29 October, with an evening of the four films he made with director Stanley Kramer. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER (1967) was Spencer Tracy's final film an... Read full article


GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? (1967): Love, Controversy, and Progress

By Margaret Perry on Oct 28, 2012 From The Great Katharine Hepburn

GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? (1967): Love, Controversy, and Progress Labels: 1960s, Beah Richards, Civil Rights, Isabel Sanford, Kathy Houghton, Sidney Poitier, Spencer Tracy, Stanley Kramer, TCM Turner Classic Movies will conclude their month of Spencer Tracy today, 29 October, wit... Read full article


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Matt Drayton: [to Monsignor Ryan] You're a pontificating old poop!


Tillie: I don't care to see a member of my own race getting above himself.


Matt Drayton: What the hell is it today? Less than 12% of the people in this city are colored people. I can't even have a dish of Oregon Boosenberry without runnin' into one of them.


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This film was instrumental in largely ending the marketing consideration of how films featuring African-American characters and themes were assumed to be likely rejected by mainstream audiences in the Southern States of the USA. In that regard, the film was such a major widespread success throughout the entire USA, including the South, that the marketing factor would never again be considered a major problem for any major film release.
Spencer Tracy's glasses have no lenses throughout the film.
When the movie was conceived and launched by producer-director Stanley Kramer, one of Hollywood's greatest liberal movie-makers, intermarriage between African Americans and Caucasians was still illegal in 14 states. Towards the end of production, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Loving v. Virginia. The Loving decision was made on June 12, 1967, two days after the death of star Spencer Tracy, who had played a "phony" white liberal who grudgingly accepts his daughter's marriage to a black man. In Loving, the High Court unanimously ruled that anti-miscegenation marriage laws were unconstitutional. In his opinion, Chief Justice Earl Warren wrote, "Marriage is one of the 'basic civil rights of man,' fundamental to our very existence and survival. To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discriminations. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person
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