IN THE ARTS FOR 50
In this 1967 movie, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn star as parents who have raised their daughter to think for herself and not blindly conform to the conventional line. However, they are not prepared when she brings home her fiance, a black doctor played by Sidney Poitier. The young couple also has to deal with the doctor's parents who have just as much of a problem with it as her parents do. By the end of the movie, Spencer Tracy delivers a monologue which resolves the situation to everyone's satisfaction.
This movie, although rather old-fashioned by todays standards, was quite controversial and provocative in the racially volatile days of 1967. Katharine Hepburn won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner."