1967 Stanley Kramer movie about interracial marriage


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"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a 1967 American drama film starring Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katharine Hepburn, and featuring Hepburn's niece Katharine Houghton. The film contains a (then rare) positive representation of the controversial subject of interracial marriage, which historically had been illegal in most states of the United States, and was still illegal in 17 states, mostly Southern states, up until June 12 of the year of the film's release, when anti-miscegenation laws were struck down by the Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia. The film was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and written by William Rose. The movie's Oscar-nominated score was composed by Frank DeVol. ..."

Cast and Crew

Spencer TracyMatt Drayton
Stanley KramerDirector, producer

Video Products

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), 2 Dec 2004
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (40th Anniversary Edition), 12 Feb 2008


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
    by Jon Osborne, Miss Liberty's Guide to Film and Video, 2001
"This is one of those cinematic landmarks in the evolution toward social tolerance. When it was made, interracial marriages wer not only rare and shocking but also illegal in nearly a third of the United States. It's a thoroughly enjoyable film as well, thanks to a great script, an inspired performance by Sidney Poitier, and the magic of Hepburn and Tracy in this, their last picture together."


Guess Who's Coming to Dinner trailer, 1967
Includes scene where Dr. Prentice (Sidney Poitier) first berates his father and then after saying he loves him, tells him "but you think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself, as a man."