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Economy and excess: Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy

Kathrina Glitre

in Hollywood Romantic Comedy: States of the Union, 1934-65

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070785
eISBN:
9781781700990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070785.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is about the Hollywood actors Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, who epitomised the adage that opposites attract. Sexual difference is not their only opposition: she is upper-class, ... More


Spencer Tracy and Captains Courageous

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1937 Fleming directed one of his most famous films, Captains Courageous, an adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling novel. Louis Lighton reunited with Fleming for the script and added Catholic overtones ... More


Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though Fleming started his first long-term contract with MGM at the beginning of 1940, progress on his project The Yearling stalled after his attempts at preparation. In its place, the studio gave ... More


George Cukor and the Case of an Actor’s Director: Hepburn and/or Tracy in: , , , , and

Charlie Keil

in George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter studies five films that Cukor made with Katharine Hepburn and / or Spencer Tracy as stars. It aims to give more precise form to his suggestion that a director's role entails ... More


World War II with Tears:: A Guy Named Joe

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As World War II broke out, many individuals involved in the movie industry began aiding in the war effort; even Clark Gable joined the Air Force. Fleming and MGM attempted to do their part with the ... More


Tone, Genre, and the Actor’s Director

Elyce Rae Helford

in What Price Hollywood?: Gender and Sex in the Films of George Cukor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179292
eISBN:
9780813179308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179292.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tone and genre significantly affect gender presentation within the course of a highly productive decade in Cukor’s career. The Women (1939), Susan and God (1940), and Edward, My Son (1949) are all ... More


Test Pilot

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Fleming found a balance in home life; he bought a house in Bel-Air that he shared with his wife and now two daughters. He found his next big hit with Test Pilot, a story of romantic love and ... More


The Yearling That Wasn't

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After finishing Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Fleming returned to his attempt at directing The Yearling. Both for publicity and out of necessity, MGM auditioned child actors across the country for the ... More


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