This is the first John Ford
film in which Spencer Tracy
appeared: their second collaboration took place three decades later, when Tracy starred in Ford's The Last Hurrah
. It is strange to realize that these two great Irish American icons only collaborated two times (Tracy narrated How the West Was Won
, one of the sequences of which was shot by Ford, but that doesn't count as a true collaboration), but for most of their careers, they were bound to different studios, Ford to 20th Century-Fox and Tracy to M.G.M. By the time the freelance era rolled around in the late 1950s, Tracy was appearing in very few movies. See more
[Cautioning Steve on why he should not embark on a violent act of vengeance
Steve, did you ever see a guy go to the 'chair'? Huh? Well, I did. I spent eight months in that Condemned Row. Watched 'em go, one by one. Pals of mine. Guys you'd say 'good morning' to in the morning. And 'good night' to at night. And then they'd go. And I'd wait, day after day, week after week, month after month, wondering if I was gonna' be the next to go.
[Voice rising with emotion
Let me tell ya', that's no picnic,...
"Girl of My Dreams"
Written by Sunny Clapp
Sung a cappella by an off-screen chorus during lights out See more