Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancée in this classic Oscar-winning drama starring Katharine Hepburn, Sidney Poitier and Spencer Tracy.

When Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Poitier) become engaged, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Tracy) and his wife Christina (Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons' dinner are Prentice's parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship.

Winner of Best Actress (Hepburn) and Best Screenplay, 1968 Academy Awards; Best Actor (Tracy), Best Actress (Hepburn) and the UN Award (Kramer), 1969 BAFTAs
1967Rating: PG, Adult themes108 minsUSA
ComedyDramaClassic
Director:
Stanley Kramer ('Judgment at Nuremberg', 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World', 'Inherit the Wind')
Writer:
William Rose
Cast:
Spencer TracySidney PoitierKatharine HepburnKatharine HoughtonIsabel SanfordAlexandra HayCecil KellawayBeah Richards
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Variety

Variety

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Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humour and feeling

Time Out

Time Out

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A wishy-washy, sanctimonious plea for tolerance, directed with Kramer's customary verbosity and stodginess.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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A most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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It would be easy to tear the plot to shreds and catch Kramer in the act of copping out. But why? On its own terms, this film is a joy to see, an evening of superb entertainment.

Variety

Variety

press

Examines its subject matter with perception, depth, insight, humour and feeling

Time Out

Time Out

press

A wishy-washy, sanctimonious plea for tolerance, directed with Kramer's customary verbosity and stodginess.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

It would be easy to tear the plot to shreds and catch Kramer in the act of copping out. But why? On its own terms, this film is a joy to see, an evening of superb entertainment.

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