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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner -- Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as parents perplexed about their daughter's engagement to a black doctor.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner -- Trailer for this classic starring Sidney Poitier


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Release Date:
12 December 1967 (USA) See more »
a love story of today
A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 20 nominations See more »
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One of the must see movies of all time... See more (308 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Spencer Tracy ... Matt Drayton

Sidney Poitier ... John Prentice

Katharine Hepburn ... Christina Drayton

Katharine Houghton ... Joey Drayton

Cecil Kellaway ... Monsignor Ryan

Beah Richards ... Mrs. Prentice
Roy Glenn ... Mr. Prentice (as Roy E. Glenn Sr.)

Isabel Sanford ... Tillie (as Isabell Sanford)
Virginia Christine ... Hilary St. George
Alexandra Hay ... Carhop
Barbara Randolph ... Dorothy
D'Urville Martin ... Frankie
Tom Heaton ... Peter
Grace Gaynor ... Judith
Skip Martin ... Delivery Boy
John Hudkins ... Cab Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Core ... Small Role (uncredited)
Jacqueline Fontaine ... Singer (uncredited)
Timothy Scott ... Small Role (uncredited)
Yuki Tani ... Japanese Waitress (uncredited)
June Whitley Taylor ... Edie (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Kramer 
Writing credits
William Rose (written by)

Produced by
Georges Glass .... associate producer
Stanley Kramer .... producer
Original Music by
Frank De Vol  (as De Vol)
Cinematography by
Sam Leavitt (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones 
Production Design by
Robert Clatworthy 
Set Decoration by
Frank Tuttle 
Makeup Department
Joe DiBella .... makeup artist (as Joseph Di Bella)
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Ben Lane .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ivan Volkman .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ray Gosnell Jr. .... assistant director (as Ray Gosnell)
Leonard Kunody .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Clarence Peet .... property master
Jim Bochman .... set designer (uncredited)
Will Ferrell .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Gabe Resh .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Robert Martin .... sound
Clem Portman .... re-recording
Charles J. Rice .... sound
James F. Rogers .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Geza Gaspar .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Lawrence W. Butler .... process photography (as Larry Butler)
Camera and Electrical Department
Les Everson .... chief electrician
William Gossman .... camera operator
Martin Kashuk .... company grip (as Marty Kashuk)
Doug J. Campbell .... company grip (uncredited)
Ron Cooney .... grip (uncredited)
Darryl Kenzel .... assistant camera (uncredited)
John Monte .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joe King .... costumes
Jean Louis .... wardrobe supervisor
Edna Taylor .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tony Friedman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
Carol Kaye .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Albert Woodbury .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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108 min
Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) (re-rating) | Portugal:M/12 (R-10) | Singapore:PG | South Africa:(Banned) | South Korea:12 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2002) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-PG (TV rating) | USA:Approved (original release) | West Germany:6

Did You Know?

Like Katharine Hepburn, the film's producer and director Stanley Kramer also put his salary in escrow as backing in order to placate the studio who was nervous about having Spencer Tracy star due to his poor health.See more »
Continuity: The car the Draytons are driving is a two-door sedan (with a pillar holding the roof up, and a full frame around the door glass) when seen in exterior shots. Once they're at the drive-in, it becomes a two-door hardtop (no pillar, and no frame around the glass).See more »
[first lines]
John:You know, I just had a thought. Why don't I go check into a hotel and get some rest, and you go find your folks?
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Movie Connections:
Glory of LoveSee more »


Is "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" based on a book?
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Was this film Spencer Tracy's last?
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46 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
One of the must see movies of all time..., 27 November 2005
Author: Scooter0123 from Western PA

Here's a great way to spend an afternoon: watching some of the greatest actors of all time in a film that still has relevance today. Such a cast! Hepburn is wonderful as always, very energetic, with no trace of the shakiness of her later years.

Tracy, gruff, the way most probably remember him - sort of a ratcheted up version of the roles he played with Hepburn in earlier years. His ill health is obvious though to the careful observer: voice a little weak at times, and Tracy's step missing the "spring" of his earlier films. The fact that this his last film was so memorable, and of such quality just adds to his legend.

Potier of course turns in a great performance, impeccable as always.

Watch for Isabel Sanford, ("The Jefferson's") particularly the one memorable scene where she explains to Potier's character just what "black power" really is.

Cecil Kellaway sparkles as Monsignor Ryan, and Beah Richards and Roy Glenn, as the parents to Potier's character, mirror Hepburn and Tracy.

Indeed, there is so much real honest-to-god acting talent concentrated in this movie, it seems almost unfair, what I'm about to say: Katharine Houghton, as 'Joey' is the only character with only 2 dimensions. She's the ever-smiling, but clueless daughter and object of Dr. Prentice' affection. She's such a Pollyanna, and remains oblivious to the drama going on all around her, and everyone else conspires to keep her in the dark throughout the entire film. (No wonder her father is concerned.) I think it's fair to say that Houghton's character is the one weak spot in this otherwise excellent film.

That said, this is a wonderful film that I will always watch when it comes on. It's such a treat to watch these legendary actors at work. I highly recommend it.

By the way, there's no glass in Spencer's eyeglasses during the ending monologue, is there – he's wearing only frames, right?

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