Biography and 10 the Best Spencer Tracy Movies




10.Keeper of the Flame

Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

Released: 1942

Directed by: George Stevens, George Cukor

Keeper of the Flame is a 1943 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer drama film directed by George Cukor, and starring Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. The screenplay by Donald Ogden Stewart is…

9.The Old Man and the Sea

Spencer Tracy, Tony Rosato

Released: 1958

Directed by: Henry King, Fred Zinnemann, John Sturges

The Old Man and the Sea is a Warnercolor 1958 film starring Spencer Tracy, in a portrayal for which he was nominated for a best actor Oscar. The screenplay was adapted by Peter Viertel…

8.Adam’s Rib

Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy

Released: 1949

Directed by: George Cukor

Adam’s Rib is a 1949 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor. Domestic and professional tensions mount when a husband (Spencer Tracy) and wife (Katharine Hepburn)..

7.Father’s Little Dividend

Elizabeth Taylor, Spencer Tracy

Released: 1951

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

Father’s Little Dividend is a 1951 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, and Elizabeth Taylor. The movie is the sequel to Father of the Bride.

6.Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier

Released: 1967

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American comedy-drama film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. It stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and…

5.Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner

Released: 1941

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a 1941 horror film starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner. Rather than being a new film version of the novel, it is a direct remake of the 1931 film of..

4.Judgment at Nuremberg

Judy Garland, William Shatner

Released: 1961

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and with the post-WWII geo-political complexity of the Nuremberg Trials. The picture was written by Abby..

3.Inherit the Wind

Spencer Tracy, Gene Kelly

Released: 1960

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

Inherit the Wind is a 1960 Hollywood film adaptation of the 1955 play of the same name, written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, directed by Stanley Kramer. It stars Spencer Tracy..

2.Captains Courageous

Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy

Released: 1937

Directed by: Victor Fleming

Captains Courageous is a 1937 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adventure film. Based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling, it had its world premiere at the Carthay Circle Theatre in Los Angeles. The..

1.Bad Day at Black Rock

Spencer Tracy, Ernest Borgnine

Released: 1955

Directed by: John Sturges

Bad Day at Black Rock is a 1955 thriller film directed by John Sturges and starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan that combines elements of Westerns and film noir. The supporting cast…
In the early 1930s, Spencer Tracy’s truculent attitude and thunderingly aberrant behavior were his only defenses against studio power brokers who cast him as stereotypical con men, buddies and gangsters. But by the end of the decade the actor’s on-screen style–seamless naturalism and subtle inflections–had proved the ticket to stardom. A Tracy performance was always more than just …

“What Tracy offered as characterization was a combination of masculine personality and seemingly total sincerity. In the bulk of his cinema work, he demonstrated an impressive truthfulness of character which appeared steeped in infinite wisdom and compassion for his fellow man. Tracy’s acting technique was effortless and without the nervous mannerisms that were the hallmark of so many other individualistic stars. Tracy’s one dominant indentifying professional trait was his look of total concentration. He was Daniel in the lion’s den; be it surrounded by women, children, or natural disaster, his solidarity quieted down all outside forces.”–James Robert Parish (“The MGM Stock Company”)

Tracy was also nominated for Oscars for “San Francisco” (1936), “Father of the Bride” (1950), “Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955), “The Old Man and the Sea” (1958), “Inherit the Wind” (1960), “Judgment at Nuremberg” (1961) and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967).



Birth Place


Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA




April 05, 1900




June 10, 1967



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