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March 1986 (USA) See more »
Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn formed one of the greatest couples of Hollywood's Golden Era -- both on screen and off. | Add synopsis »
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Joan Bennett ... Herself

Angela Lansbury ... Herself

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself

Richard Widmark ... Himself

Joanne Woodward ... Herself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Freddie Bartholomew ... Himself (archive footage)

Ernest Borgnine ... Himself (archive footage)

Charles Champlin ... Himself

John Philip Dayton ... Himself

Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)

Jean Harlow ... Herself (archive footage)

Katharine Hepburn ... Host

Garson Kanin ... Himself

Stanley Kramer ... Himself

Myrna Loy ... Herself (archive footage)

Jeanette MacDonald ... Herself (archive footage)

Joseph L. Mankiewicz ... Himself

Fredric March ... Himself (archive footage)

Lee Marvin ... Himself

Sidney Poitier ... Himself

William Powell ... Himself (archive footage)

Burt Reynolds ... Himself

Mickey Rooney ... Himself

Robert Ryan ... Himself (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself

John Sturges ... Himself

Spencer Tracy ... (archive footage)
Susie Tracy ... Herself

Robert Wagner ... Himself

Directed by
David Heeley 
Writing credits
John Miller (written by)

Produced by
David Heeley .... producer
Joan Kramer .... producer
Cynthia Mitchell .... associate producer
George Page .... executive producer
George Paris .... executive producer
Sound Department
Ken Hahn .... re-recording mixer
Vincent John .... sound mixer
Other crew
Susie Tracy .... program advisor

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Also Known As:
"The Spencer Tracy Legacy" - USA (alternative title)
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87 min (TCM print)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Included in Warner Home Video's 2004 4-disc DVD release "Tracy & Hepburn: The Signature Collection".See more »
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Features Adam's Rib (1949)See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Great Tribute, 3 February 2009
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Spencer Tracy Legacy, The (1986)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Katharine Hepburn hosts this documentary to Spencer Tracy, which takes a look at some of his best films as well as opens a few doors to his personal life. It's well known that Hepburn and Tracy were quite the couple so she has plenty of nice stories to tell about him be them personal or other stuff about his career. There's talk about his hatred for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde plus his hatred of having to film on location. Hepburn also takes us on tour of the MGM studio lot where he get to see the exact place where the two first met. Other great stories include some by Tracy's only daughter as she shares yearly notebooks that her father kept from 1937-42. This legendary actor gets some legendary stars to talk about him and these includes Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Joanne Woodward, Richard Widmark, Burt Reynolds, Joan Bennett, Stanley Kramer, Lee Marvin, Sidney Poitier and Mickey Rooney. The documentary doesn't go as deep as some people might enjoy but I think it gives some good, basic knowledge about the actor and it's clear everyone thought highly of him. Libeled Lady, Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib, Bad Day at Black Rock, Inherit the Wind and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner are just a few of the films looked at.

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