Director: Stanley Kramer
Staring: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katherine Hepburn
Plot: A couple is put to the test when their daughter brings home a fiance who is black.
Have I Seen It Before: No
Do I Own It: No
Famous Line: I don't think I'm going to faint, but I'll sit down anyway.
Fun Fact: Katharine Hepburn's character's daughter is played by her real life niece Katharine Houghton. (Thanks to my mom for supplying me with that tidbit of knowledge.)
Any Mention of Illinois? Sadly, I think the talk of teaching in Geneva was about the one in Switzerland.
Five Thoughts I Had While Watching This Film:
1) As a parent I don't think my main concern would be the difference in race. I would be more concerned about the age gap, he'd been married before, short time they had known each other, and getting married in a foreign country.
2) Spencer Tracy is adorable in this film and totally reminded me of James Whitmore, which, as I found out from IMDB, is a common thought.
3) Holy cow, didn't they made a modern day version of this with Ashton Kutcher and that chick from "Avatar"? Why, oh why, would they have done that?
4) I need a sassy housekeeper. As much as I like to cook, I want one for the snappy banter. (I also want a British butler - but that has nothing to do with this movie and more to do with Batman.)
5) How did I make it through almost 2 years of studying film, and taking black history and writing classes, and not see this movie? Sure, they made me read The Bluest Eye every semester, but I didn't get to see this fabulous flick.
This movie deserves to be on this list if for nothing more than it takes place in the span of a day, which most of my fav movies tend to do. (Okay, so Twister was more like 2 days, but who's counting?)
Next up: #99 (2008) Toy Story
~ The Office Scribe