Rent Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

3.8 of 5 from 128 ratings
1h 44min
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Synopsis:
Crusading newspaper publisher Malt Drayton's (Spencer Tracy) liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey (Katharine Houghton), announces her engagement to John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), an internationally renowned African- American physician. While Matt's wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) readily accepts Joey's decision, Matt intends to withhold his consent, forgetting that when it comes to matters of the heart, true love is colorblind.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Stanley Kramer
Voiced By:
June Whitley Taylor
Writers:
William Rose
Others:
Katherine Hepburn, Anne Bancroft, Frank Tuttle, Robert C. Jones, Robert Clatworthy, DeVol
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Romance
Collections:
A Brief History of Film Weddings: Part 1, Award Winners, BAFTA Nominations Competition 2024, Getting to Know..., Getting to Know: Catherine Deneuve, Getting to Know: Sidney Poitier, Holidays Film Collection, Oscar's Two-Time Club, Oscars: Winners & Losers, Romantic Film Pairings for Valentine's Day, The Biggest Oscar Snubs: Part 1, A Brief History of Film..., Top 10 Films By Year, Top 100 AFI Passions, Top Films, Top Films of 1968, What We Were Watching in 1971
Awards:

1969 BAFTA Best Actor

1969 BAFTA Best Actress

1969 BAFTA Best United Nations Film

1968 Oscar Best Actress

1968 Oscar Best Original Screen Play

BBFC:
Release Date:
04/03/2002
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English LPCM Stereo, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, German Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/11/2016
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Four Introductions (2007): Karen Kramer (3 mins); Steven Spielberg (1 min); Tom Brokaw (3 mins); Quincy Jones (3 mins)
  • A Love Story for Today (2007, 30 mins): production retrospective
  • A Special Kind of Love (2007, 17 mins): documentary featuring archival recordings of Katharine Hepburn
  • Stanley Kramer: A Man's Search for Truth (2007, 17 mins): a look at Kramer's vision
  • Stanley Kramer Accepts the Irving Thalberg Award (1961, 2 mins)
  • 2007 Producers Guild Stanley Kramer Award Presentation to An Inconvenient Truth (5 mins) Isolated score: experience Frank DeVol's original soundtrack music
  • Image gallery: promotional photography
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Teaser trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
04/03/2024
Run Time:
108 minutes
Languages:
Castilian Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, English Dolby Atmos, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, German DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, Italian DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono, Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Subtitles:
Arabic, Castillian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Latin American Spanish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary Featuring Eddy Friedfeld, Lee Pfeiffer and Paul Strabo
  • Theatrical Teaser

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Reviews (2) of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Superbly acted with a strong message - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner review by CD

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23/08/2021

I really enjoyed this vintage film. A stellar cast and a very positive film in its strong anti racist message, extremely impressive for the late 1960s and very relevant now.  The way that racism is covered from many different angles in a very human way makes this a thought provoking film, but it is also a very enjoyable film for the locale and the quality of acting.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Dated Social Drama - Guess Who's Coming to Dinner review by GI

Spoiler Alert
27/12/2022

I always find an unwelcome pretentiousness to Stanley Kramer's films and that's especially the case with this one. I'm sure it's full of good intentions and it boasts fantastic performances from Spencer Tracy, in his last film, Sidney Poitier and Katherine Hepburn. Tracy for example gives a famous and note perfect soliquoy at the end of the film. But viewed today this melodrama that looks at the then contentious issue of interracial marriage which at the time the film was released was still illegal in 14 of the US states. The trouble is that the subject matter is dealt with here with a degree of flippancy and an apparent lack of seriousness despite the very impressive speeches that occur as the drama plays out. It's a mostly studio bound film too and the action, for the most part, takes place in the plush house of the Drayton family. Father Matt (Tracy), Mother Christina (Hepburn) and Joey (Katherine Houghton) along with their black housekeeper, Tillie (Isabel Sanford). When Joey returns home from a holiday with a new fiancé in tow the family is thrown into turmoil mainly because he's black. This is John (Poitier), a Doctor, who is all too aware of the racial issue at play. His parents also show up and John's family is also against the planned marriage. All the players iron out the issue over an afternoon and whilst the final speech about love beats all is touching mainly due to Tracy's deliverance, overall the film seems unfulfilling when watched today even though the racism in American society still continues today. This is a famous film, admired by many, and it deserves to be seen but it might garner more controversy today for all the wrong reasons.

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