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Spencer Tracy was born four years after his brother Carroll to truck salesman John Edward and Caroline Brown Tracy. He attended Marquette Academy along with Pat O'Brien and the two left school to enlist in the Navy at the start of World War I. He was still at Norfolk Navy Yard in Virginia at the end of the war. At Ripon College he did well in the lead of "The Truth" and decided on acting as a career. In New York he roomed with O'Brien while they attended the Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 1923 they both got nonspeaking parts as robots in "R.U.R". In stock he supported himself with jobs as bellhop, janitor and salesman. John Ford saw his critically acclaimed performance in the lead role in in The Last Mile (1932) and signed him to Up the River (1930) for Fox. Despite appearing in 16 films there over the next 5 years, Tracy never achieved star status there (during his stint the studio had floundered and was absorbed into Darryl F. Zanuck's 20th Century Pictures). In 1935 he signed with MGM under the aegis of Irving Thalberg and his career flourished. He became the first actor to win back-to-back Oscars for Captains Courageous (1937) and in a project he initially didn't want to star in, Boys Town (1938). He was nominated 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). He had a brief romantic relationship with Loretta Young in the 1930s and a lifelong one with Katharine Hepburn beginning in 1942. His Catholic beliefs precluded ever divorcing his wife Louise, though they lived apart. Tracy suffered from severe alcoholism and diabetes (from the late 1940's), which unfortunately impacted his willingness to accept several tailor-made roles in films that would become big hits. Although his drinking problems were well known, he was inarguably considered one of the best actors in Hollywood among his peers (he had a well deserved reputation for keeping co-stars on their toes for his oddly endearing scene-stealing tricks) and remained in demand. A few weeks after completion of Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), during which he suffered from lung congestion, he died of a heart attack.
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01 November 1962
The epic tale of the development of the American West from the 1830s through the Civil War to the end of the century, as seen through the eyes of one pioneer family.
07 November 1963
A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California.
25 September 1954
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons.
17 November 1988
A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.
28 January 1943
Famed reporter Stephen O'Malley travels to a small town to investigate the death of a national hero.
22 April 1938
Jim is a test pilot. His wife Ann and best friend Gunner try their best to keep him sober. But the life of a test pilot is anything but safe.
20 November 1933
Impoverished Bill befriends starving Trina and takes her into his shantytown cabin and looks after her, but making clear there are no strings attached and that he remains entirely free.
11 December 1967
Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
03 January 1936
Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. After he is kicked out of his union and fired from his job he leaves Hattie who steals money for him and goes to jail.
01 December 1961
In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity.
07 January 1955
A one handed stranger comes to a tiny town possessing a terrible past they want to keep secret, by violent means if necessary.
23 February 1940
Based on the Kenneth Roberts novel of the same name, this film tells the story of two friends who join Rogers' Rangers, as the legendary elite force engages the enemy during the French and Indian War.
18 November 1949
When a woman attempts to kill her uncaring husband, prosecutor Adam Bonner gets the case. Unfortunately for him his wife Amanda (who happens to be a lawyer too) decides to defend the woman in court.
09 September 1938
Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there.
07 October 1958
Based on one of Hemingway's most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging, down on his luck Cuban fisherman.
24 June 1960
This gripping adaptation of the Jerome Lawrence-Robert E. Lee play examines an issue that still causes great controversy: the role religion should play in the schools.
21 May 1942
Two fishermen (Spencer Tracy, John Garfield) living on the coast of California love the same woman (Hedy Lamarr).
16 June 1950
Proud father Stanley Banks remembers the day his daughter, Kay, got married. Starting when she announces her engagement through to the wedding itself, we learn of all the surprises and disasters along the way.
01 September 1951
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
18 October 1961
A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano.
12 August 1941
Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone and creates a potion that allows his evil side, Mr.
10 May 1940
In flashback, fifty years after inventing the light bulb, an 82-year-old Edison tells his story starting at age twenty-two with his arrival in New York.
19 January 1942
Rival reporters Sam and Tess fall in love and get married, only to find their relationship strained when Sam comes to resent Tess' hectic lifestyle.
12 April 1951
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, newly married Kay Dunstan announces that she and her husband are going to have a baby, leaving her father having to come to grips with the fact that he will soon be a granddad.
14 November 1956
Selfish Chris Teller pressures his older brother, a retired climber, to accompany him on a treacherous Alpine climb to loot the bodies of plane crash victims.
30 August 1940
McMasters and Sand come to oil towns to get rich. Betsey comes West intending to marry Sand but marries McMasters instead.
15 March 1940
Inventor Thomas Edison's boyhood is chronicled and shows him as a lad whose early inventions and scientific experiments usually end up causing disastrous results.
24 October 1958
An aging politician tries to get re-elected one last time in the changing world of the 1950s when TV started to play a bigger part in politics.
24 December 1932
Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.
29 May 1936
When a prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to frame the mob for his murder.
25 June 1937
Harvey, the arrogant and spoiled son of an indulgent absentee-father, falls overboard from a transatlantic steamship and is rescued by a fishing vessel on the Grand Banks.
13 June 1952
Pat Pemberton (Hepburn) is a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiancé is around. The ladies golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes.
27 December 1949
After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.
25 September 1953
The true story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom.
02 August 1957
Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department.
15 November 1944
In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.
01 March 1944
Pete Sandidge (Tracy), a daredevil bomber pilot, dies when he crashes his plane into a German aircraft carrier, leaving his devoted girlfriend, Dorinda (Irene Dunne), who is also a pilot, heartbroken.
07 May 1937
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
09 October 1936
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.
29 January 2013
Uncensored. Laugh along with Hollywood's brightest stars in this hilarious compilation of bloopers from some of the biggest movies in history .
12 July 1935
Steve Grey, reporter for the Daily Star, has a habit of scooping all the other papers in town. When Henry Mander is investigated for the murder of his shady business partner, Grey is one step ahead of the police to the extent that he often dictates his story in advance of its actual occurrence.
25 February 1983
Out-takes (mostly from Warner Bros.), promotional shorts, movie premieres, public service pleas, wardrobe tests, documentary material, and archival footage make up this star-studded voyeuristic look at the Golden age of Hollywood during the 30s, 40, and 50.
25 April 1947
Elia Kazan directs Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in an epic western melodrama.
23 August 1935
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
18 August 1939
When American newspaperman and adventurer Henry M. Stanley comes back from the western Indian wars, his editor James Gordon Bennett sends him to Africa to find Dr.
18 December 1935
Vivian, Ed and Harry steal jewels in Paris. In New York government agent McBride accompanies Vivian riding across the country with the loot.
30 April 1948
An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.
21 June 1974
Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.
01 January 1945
In World War II Washington DC, scientist Pat Jamieson's assistant, Jamie Rowan, enters a loveless marriage with him.
02 June 1949
Following the death of his only son, a ruthless businessman reflects on his life, his unhappy marriage and his questionable parenting skills.
14 December 1937
Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money into remarriage with Eddie.
11 April 1941
Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) raises funds, helps a disabled boy and saves an older boy (Mickey Rooney) from reform school.
04 December 1932
The film tells the story of jaunty young policeman Danny Dolan (Tracy), who falls in love with water)
07 June 1934
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him.
03 May 1939
Two starstruck movie fans hire a tour guide and see a plethora of Hollywood stars.
06 November 1947
Judge Cass Timberlane marries a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Virginia Marshland. A baby is stillborn and she turns more and more to attorney friend of of Cass' Brad Criley.
03 May 1931
Truck driver Spencer Tracy claims he's "too lazy to work and too nervous to steal", but he gets mixed up in racketeering all the same.
20 August 1932
After becoming involved in a killing, Kiddo gets on board Boyton's ship. When he learns what happened he dumps her on a South Sea island.
03 September 1937
To avoid a taxi war, city officials blame a gang bombing on driver Joe Benton's wife Anna and put her on a ship to deport her.
12 March 1932
Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone.