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The Spencer Tracy Legacy: A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn (1986)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | TV Movie March 1986
Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn formed one of the greatest couples of Hollywood's Golden Era -- both on screen and off.

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David Heeley

Writer:

John Miller
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Joan Bennett ... Self
Katharine Hepburn ... Self - Host
Angela Lansbury ... Self
Elizabeth Taylor ... Self
Richard Widmark ... Self
Joanne Woodward ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Freddie Bartholomew ... Self (archive footage)
Ernest Borgnine ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Champlin ... Self
John Philip Dayton ... Self
Clark Gable ... Self (archive footage)
Jean Harlow ... Self (archive footage)
Garson Kanin ... Self
Stanley Kramer ... Self
Myrna Loy ... Self (archive footage)
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Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn formed one of the greatest couples of Hollywood's Golden Era -- both on screen and off.

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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 Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) See more »

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Great Tribute
3 February 2009 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1986 (USA) See more »

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(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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