Spencer Tracy

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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.

Most Popular Spencer Tracy Trailers

Total trailers found: 87

How the West Was Won Trailer (1962)

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.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Trailer (1963)

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.

Broken Lance Trailer (1954)

25 September 1954

Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons.

Cinema Paradiso Trailer (1988)

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.

Keeper of the Flame Trailer (1943)

28 January 1943

Famed reporter Stephen O'Malley travels to a small town to investigate the death of a national hero.

Test Pilot Trailer (1938)

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.

Man's Castle Trailer (1933)

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.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Trailer (1967)

11 December 1967

Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.

Riffraff Trailer (1936)

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.

Judgment at Nuremberg Trailer (1961)

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.

Bad Day at Black Rock Trailer (1955)

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.

Northwest Passage Trailer (1940)

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.

Adam's Rib Trailer (1949)

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.

Boys Town Trailer (1938)

09 September 1938

Against all odds Father Flanagan starts "Boys' Town" after hearing a convict's story. Whitey Marsh comes there.

The Old Man and the Sea Trailer (1958)

07 October 1958

Based on one of Hemingway's most famous works, it centers upon Santiago, an aging, down on his luck Cuban fisherman.

Inherit the Wind Trailer (1960)

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.

Tortilla Flat Trailer (1942)

21 May 1942

Two fishermen (Spencer Tracy, John Garfield) living on the coast of California love the same woman (Hedy Lamarr).

Father of the Bride Trailer (1950)

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.

The People Against O'Hara Trailer (1951)

01 September 1951

A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.

The Devil at 4 O'Clock Trailer (1961)

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.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Trailer (1941)

12 August 1941

Dr. Jekyll believes good and evil exist in everyone and creates a potion that allows his evil side, Mr.

Edison, the Man Trailer (1940)

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.

Woman of the Year Trailer (1942)

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.

Father's Little Dividend Trailer (1951)

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.

The Mountain Trailer (1956)

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.

Boom Town Trailer (1940)

30 August 1940

McMasters and Sand come to oil towns to get rich. Betsey comes West intending to marry Sand but marries McMasters instead.

Young Tom Edison Trailer (1940)

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.

The Last Hurrah Trailer (1958)

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.

20,000 Years in Sing Sing Trailer (1932)

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.

Fury Trailer (1936)

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.

Captains Courageous Trailer (1937)

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.

Pat and Mike Trailer (1952)

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.

Malaya Trailer (1949)

27 December 1949

After living abroad for several years, journalist John Royer returns to the United States just after the U.

The Actress Trailer (1953)

25 September 1953

The true story of Ruth Gordon's early struggles on the road to stage stardom.

Desk Set Trailer (1957)

02 August 1957

Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo Trailer (1944)

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.

A Guy Named Joe Trailer (1944)

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.

They Gave Him a Gun Trailer (1937)

07 May 1937

With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.

Libeled Lady Trailer (1936)

09 October 1936

When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.

Classic Movie Bloopers: Uncensored Trailer (2013)

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 .

The Murder Man Trailer (1935)

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.

Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Trailer (1983)

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.

The Sea of Grass Trailer (1947)

25 April 1947

Elia Kazan directs Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn in an epic western melodrama.

Dante's Inferno Trailer (1935)

23 August 1935

A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.

Stanley and Livingstone Trailer (1939)

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.

Whipsaw Trailer (1935)

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.

State of the Union Trailer (1948)

30 April 1948

An industrialist is urged to run for President, but this requires uncomfortable compromises on both political and marital levels.

That's Entertainment! Trailer (1974)

21 June 1974

Various MGM stars from yesterday present their favorite musical moments from the studio's 50 year history.

Without Love Trailer (1945)

01 January 1945

In World War II Washington DC, scientist Pat Jamieson's assistant, Jamie Rowan, enters a loveless marriage with him.

Edward, My Son Trailer (1949)

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.

Mannequin Trailer (1937)

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.

Men of Boys Town Trailer (1941)

11 April 1941

Father Flanagan (Spencer Tracy) raises funds, helps a disabled boy and saves an older boy (Mickey Rooney) from reform school.

Me and My Gal Trailer (1932)

04 December 1932

The film tells the story of jaunty young policeman Danny Dolan (Tracy), who falls in love with water)

Now I'll Tell Trailer (1934)

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.

Hollywood Hobbies Trailer (1939)

03 May 1939

Two starstruck movie fans hire a tour guide and see a plethora of Hollywood stars.

Cass Timberlane Trailer (1947)

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.

Quick Millions Trailer (1931)

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.

The Painted Woman Trailer (1932)

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.

Big City Trailer (1937)

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.

Sky Devils Trailer (1932)

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.