Recipient of two Academy awards, Spencer Tracy first found success in 1930 when he starred in ‘The Last Mile,’ a Broadway play where he played the lead.
He made a successful film debut with a pre-code comedy film, ‘Up the River,’ but, he largely remained unknown to the audiences even after starring in more than twenty films.
He starred in more than seventy films and became one of the major stars of ‘Hollywood’s Golden Age,’ bagging in one ‘Golden Globe Award’ out of four nominations and winning two ‘British Academy Film Awards’ out of five nominations.
Some of his notable and popular works are ‘San Francisco,’ ‘Inherit the Wind,’ ‘Father of the Bride,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner,’ ‘Adam’s Rib,’ ‘Woman of the Year,’ ‘Bad Day at Black Rock,’ ‘Judgement at Nuremberg,’ and ‘The Old Man and the Sea.’
Teenager Ruth Gordon Jones wants to drop out of school and move to New York City to pursue a career as a theater actress. However, her father, a former sailor working a menial job, who was once forced to leave school to seek work, wants her to become an instructor and marry handsome Harvard student Fred Whitmarsh.
Starting with burning down his own business to fund little Edward's treatment from insurance money, Arnold Boult has continued to take desperate measures to protect his beloved son, even if it meant hurting people close to him. The situation takes a dire turn when he refuses to believe his wife's concerns that Edward has become alcoholic and immoral.
The movie is a fictionalized retelling of the Pilgrims’ voyage on board the Mayflower, to North America to establish the Plymouth Colony. As a love triangle with tragic consequences develops between the Capt. Christopher Jones, Dorothy Bradford, and her husband William Bradford, the movie also provides a description of the voyage.
Spencer Tracy Awards
|Captains Courageous||Best Actor in a Leading Role||1938|
|Boys Town||Best Actor in a Leading Role||1939|
|The Actress||Best Actor - Drama||1954|
|Guess Who's Coming to Dinner||Best Actor||1969|