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Mon
27
Oct
2014
 

When a woman shoots her husband for his infidelity husband and wife lawyers Adam and Amanda Bond (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) end up defending their clients on opposite ends of the courtroom in this superb battle of the sexes comedy. Of the nine films that legendary screen couple Tracy and Hepburn made together between 1942 and 1967 Adam's Rib is arguably their best. Sparkling performances, cracking dialogue and the dynamic relationship between the two leads make Adam's Rib an "impeccably crafted and scripted classic".

Tue
08
Mar
2016
 

A young white woman (Katherine Houghton) brings her African-American fiancé (Sydney Poitier), home to meet her parents, played by one of Hollywood’s greatest duos; Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracey in their final film together. Made at a time when inter-racial marriage was still illegal in parts of America and a taboo subject, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? is a film about prejudice, tolerance and enduring love, both on and off the screen. Nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning Best Actress for Hepburn, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? is a ground breaking Drama/ Romance.

Thu
29
Jun
2017
 

The Last Hurrah is a 1958 film adaptation of the novel of the same by Edwin O' Connor. The picture was directed by the legendary John Ford and stars Spencer Tracy as a veteran mayor preparing for yet another election campaign. Tracy was nominated as Best Foreign Actor by BAFTA and won the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review, which also presented Ford the award for Best Director.

The film tells the story of Frank Skeffington, a sentimental but iron-fisted Irish-American who is the powerful mayor of an unnamed New England city. As his nephew, Adam Caulfield, follows one last no-holds-barred mayoral campaign, Skeffington and his top strategist, John Gorman, use whatever means necessary to defeat a candidate backed by civic leaders such as banker Norman Cass and newspaper editor Amos Force, the mayor's dedicated foes