Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
1967
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Director: Stanley Kramer
Cast: Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton, Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards, Roy E. Glenn

The “original Meet the Parents” is a stagy but well-acted drama about a white upper class couple who face a crisis of conscience when their daughter’s husband-to-be turns out be black. All of this amounts to moving issuetainment which deals with prejudice between the races and within the black community, but the ultra-liberal in-laws and the flawless son-in-law candidate somewhat take the edge off the proceedings. Katherine Hepburn earned an Oscar for her performance, as did William Rose for his screenplay. Spencer Tracy’s final film.