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Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy


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Bad Day at... BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (1955) Folks in Black Rock have their own way of welcoming... more info $18.95was $21.99 Buy Now

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Also Known As: Died: June 10, 1967
Born: April 5, 1900 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) as Matt Drayton
An aging couple's liberal principles are tested when their daughter announces her engagement to a black doctor.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Narrator
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) as Capt. C. G. Culpeper
A group of greedy clowns tears up the countryside in search of buried treasure.
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) as Judge Dan Haywood
An aging American judge presides over the trial of Nazi war criminals.
The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961) as Father Matthew Doonan
A drunken missionary and three escaped convicts try to save a group of children from a South Seas volcano.
Inherit the Wind (1960) as Henry Drummond
In the twenties, a schoolteacher creates a national furor when he breaks the law against teaching evolution.
The Old Man and the Sea (1958) as The old man [Santiago]
A Cuban fisherman believes his long dry spell will end when he catches a legendary fish.
The Last Hurrah (1958) as Frank Skeffington
A political boss faces changing times as he runs for re-election.
Desk Set (1957) as Richard Sumner
A computer expert tries to prove his electronic brain can replace a television network''''s research staff.
The Mountain (1956) as Zachary Teller
Brother mountain climbers clash over how to deal with the survivor of a plane crash.
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) as John J. Macreedy
A one-armed veteran uncovers small-town secrets when he tries to visit an Asian-American war hero''''s family.
Broken Lance (1954) as Matt Devereaux
Cattle baron Matt Devereaux raids a copper smelter that is polluting his water, then divides his property among his sons. Son Joe takes responsibility for the raid and gets three years in prison. Matt dies from a stroke partly caused by his rebellious sons and when Joe gets out he plans revenge.
The Actress (1953) as Clinton Jones
True story of Ruth Gordon''''s early struggles on the road to stage stardom.
Plymouth Adventure (1952) as Capt. Christopher Jones
Epic dramatization of the Pilgrims'''' journey to the new world on the Mayflower.
Pat and Mike (1952) as Mike Conovan
Romance blooms between a female athlete and her manager.
Father's Little Dividend (1951) as Stanley Banks
In this sequel to Father of the Bride, a doting father faces a series of comic trials when his daughter has her first child.
The People Against O'Hara (1951) as James P. Curtayne
A defense attorney jeopardizes his career to save his client.
Father of the Bride (1950) as Stanley T. Banks
A doting father faces mountains of bills and endless trials when his daughter marries.
Adam's Rib (1949) as Adam Bonner
Husband-and-wife lawyers argue opposite sides in a sensational women''''s rights case.
Edward, My Son (1949) as Arnold Boult
A possessive father destroys anyone who threatens his plans for his son.
Malaya (1949) as Carnahan
Two men join forces to smuggle rubber out of occupied Malaya during World War II.
State of the Union (1948) as Grant Matthews
A presidential candidate fights to keep his integrity and his wife during a grueling campaign.
Cass Timberlane (1948) as Cass Timberlane
An aging judge creates a scandal when he marries a younger woman from the wrong side of the tracks.
The Sea of Grass (1947) as Col. Jim Brewton
Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star as a husband and wife on America's frontier; farmers in a "sea of grass." The wife has an affair which produces a child, and she is ostracized from the community. Meanwhile, the farmers watch helplesslly as the sea of grass is exploited until it becomes a dustbowl.
Without Love (1945) as Pat Jamieson
A World War II housing shortage inspires a widow to propose a marriage of convenience with an inventor.
A Guy Named Joe (1944) as Pete Sandridge
A downed World War II pilot becomes the guardian angel for his successor in love and war.
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) as Lieutenant Colonel James H. Doolittle
General Jimmy Doolittle trains American troops for the first airborne attacks on Japan.
The Seventh Cross (1944) as George Heisler
Seven men escape from a concentration camp and fight their way to freedom.
Tortilla Flat (1942) as Pilon
Inhabitants of a Southern California fishing village strive for the simple pleasures of life.
Keeper of the Flame (1942) as Steven O'Malley
A reporter digs into the secret life of a recently deceased political hero.
Woman of the Year (1942) as Sam Craig
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter.
Men of Boys Town (1941) as Father [Edward J.] Flanagan
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) as Dr. Harry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
A scientist's investigations into the nature of good and evil turn him into a murderous monster.
Edison, the Man (1940) as Thomas A. Edison
Thomas Edison fights to turn his dreams into reality.
Boom Town (1940) as Square John Sand [Shorty]
Friends become rivals when they strike-it-rich in oil.
I Take This Woman (1940) as [Dr.] Karl Decker
A tenement doctor's marriage to a European refugee threatens his practice.
Northwest Passage (1940)
True story of Rogers' Rangers and their fight to open up new frontiers for Colonial America.
Northwest Passage (Book I--Rogers' Rangers) (1940) as Major [Robert] Rogers
Stanley and Livingstone (1939) as Henry M. Stanley
An American newspaper searches Africa for a lost explorer.
Boys Town (1938) as Father [Edward] Flanagan
True story of Father Flanagan's fight to build a home for orphaned boys.
Test Pilot (1938) as Gunner [Morse]
An irresponsible test pilot's wife and best friend try to get him to grow up.
They Gave Him a Gun (1937) as Fred [P. Willis]
With no other prospects, a World War I veteran turns to crime.
Big City (1937) as Joe Benton
An honest cab driver fights against corruption.
Mannequin (1937) as John L. Hennessey
A small-time crook's wife falls for a shipping magnate.
Captains Courageous (1937) as Manuel [Fidello]
A spoiled rich boy is lost at sea and rescued by a fishing boat, where hard work and responsibility help him become a man.
San Francisco (1936) as Father Tim Mullin
A beautiful singer and a battling priest try to reform a Barbary Coast saloon owner in the days before the big earthquake.
Libeled Lady (1936) as [Warren] Haggerty
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her.
Fury (1936) as Joe Wilson
An innocent man escapes a lynch mob then returns for revenge.
Riffraff (1936) as Dutch [Muller]
Young marrieds in the fishing business run afoul of the law.
Murder Man (1935) as Steve Grey
A hard-drinking reporter specializes in murder cases, until he becomes a suspect in one himself.
Whipsaw (1935) as Ross McBride
A G-man woos the sole female member of a criminal gang.
It's a Small World (1935) as Bill Shevlin
Socialite Jane Dale and lawyer Bill Shevlin run into each other in an automobile accident. Clummerhorn is a small town judge, sheriff, etc. and decides to try them. She is trouble at first, but she and Bill warm to each other as the trial goes forth.
Dante's Inferno (1935) as Jim Carter
A carny builds a gambling empire at the expense of his family's wellbeing.
Bottoms Up (1934) as Smoothie
Promoter Smoothe King helps a pair of phonies con their way into a movie company. As Wanda heads toward stardom, she turns more and more from King toward the matinee idol. King must decide between his plans and her happiness.
Looking for Trouble (1934) as Joe Graham
Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.
Now I'll Tell (1934) as Murray Golden
Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his wife's jewels and takes out an insurance policy on himself.
Marie Galante (1934) as Crawbett
Marie is kidnapped and taken aboard ship, then thrown off at Yucatan. She winds up singing in a cafe in the Panama Canal zone. There she gets involved in a plot to destroy the canal and runs into American intelligence officer Crawbett.
The Show-Off (1934) as [J.] Aubrey Piper
A man''''s loud-mouthed bumbling almost ruins his new wife''''s family.
The Power and the Glory (1933) as Tom Garner
A man rises to run a railroad company at the cost of his family ties.
Man's Castle (1933) as Bill
An unemployed man turns to crime when he gets his girlfriend pregnant.
Face in the Sky (1933) as Joe Buck
Sign painters Joe and Lucky travel around New England looking for jobs. After Joe uses Madge as a model, she hides in their wagon. The painters are about to be charged with kidnapping until she promises to marry Joe. In New York he attempts to paint a huge sign that has stopped others before him.
The Mad Game (1933) as Edward Carson
Bootlegger Ed Carson is sent to prison. His old gang turns from liquor (now legal) to kidnapping. When they nab the son and daughter-in-law of the judge who sent Carson to prison, he is paroled to help in the capture.
Shanghai Madness (1933) as [Lieutenant Patrick] Pat [H.] Jackson
In the 1920s Pat Jackson destroys a Chinese post and is discharged from the Navy. Li Po Chang hires him to run a gunboat up the river. He drops Wildeth off at a mission for safety, but when his boat returns the mission is being attacked by communists. If he can drive off the communists he may be restored to the Navy and receive permission to marry Wildeth.
Society Girl (1932) as Doc Briscoe
Disorderly Conduct (1932) as Dick Fay
When motorcycle cop Dick Fay gives a ticket to Phyllis Crawford, her father's graft-fed influence leads to his demotion to foot patrolman. When Fay leads a raid on a gangster's place he discovers Phyllis there, helps her escape, then blackmails her father.
Me and My Gal (1932) as Danny Dolan
A New York cop falls in love with a waterfront waitress whose sister falls for a gangster.
Sky Devils (1932) as Wilkie
Wilkie and Mitchell, trying to desert their draft into the army, stow away on a ship which takes them into the war zone. While AWOL, the rivals for Mary's affections accidently destroy an ammunition dump.
20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932) as Tommy Connors
When his girl commits murder, a hardened criminal takes the rap to protect her honor.
Young America (1932) as Jack Doray
Already in trouble with the law, Arthur and his friend Nutty break into a drugstore to get medicine for Nutty's grandmother. The druggist's wife, Mrs. Doray, asks for custody. When he hears them arguing over him, Arthur runs away. When he returns Mr. Doray is being held up by bandits at the drugstore.
The Painted Woman (1932) as Tom Brian
After becoming involved in a killing, Kiddo gets on board Boyton's ship. When he learns what happened he dumps her on a South Sea island. Tom Brian marries her, and when Boynton returns he's furious (he wanted to marry her). When Boyton is killed Kiddo is accused of the crime and even Tom thinks she's guilty.
She Wanted a Millionaire (1932) as William Kelley
Impoverished Jane Miller is loved by millionaire Roger and newspaperman William. Though William warns her otherwise, she goes with the millionaire to his French chateau where she risks terrible cruelty and even death.
Six Cylinder Love (1931) as Donroy
Troubles begin for the Sterlings when they buy an expensive car. Friends press them for rides; Marilyn has an accident which Gilbert must get $5,000 from his boss to pay for. They finally sell the car to the janitor.
Goldie (1931) as Bill
Sailor Spike dates girls whose names he finds in an address book. Each girl has the same tatoo, placed there by another sailor Bill. When Spike meets Bill they become friends. In Calais Spike meets Goldie. Bill warns him against her, but Spike ignores the warning until he finds Bill's tatoo on Goldie as well.
Quick Millions (1931) as Daniel J. "Bugs" Raymond
Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.
Up the River (1930) as St. Louis
Two convicts break out to help an ex-con friend stay straight.

Cast (special)

George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey (1984)
Biography of the Academy Award winning director including dramatic color footage of WWII.
Hepburn And Tracy (1984)
A compelling biography about the lives and love of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.
The Men Who Made the Movies: George Cukor (1973)
Film clips and an exclusive interview capture the career of Hollywood's most sophisticated director.

Cast (short)

A patriotic wartime advertisement with Spencer Tracy urging movie goers to donate to the Red Cross.
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
This short film presents the awards ceremony for the 1939 Academy Awards. Vitaphone Release 9780-9783.
Northward, Ho! (1939)
This promotional short for "Northwest Passage" (1940) presents how a movie studio must often prepare a remote location before shooting can begin for a film.
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
In this short film, two young girls take a tour of Hollywood to see the private lives of celebrities.
Another Romance of Celluloid (1938)
This short film provides a look at the movie making process and a tour of various studio stages.
Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Thousands of stars and fans gather in Hollywood for the world premiere of "Marie Antoinette" (1938) in this promotional short film.
The Hard Guy (1930)
An unemployed man puts a pistol in his pocket and walks out of his apartment, leaving his wife in fear in this short film. Vitaphone Release 1036.

Misc. Crew (short)

Spencer Tracy (1962)
This short film, part of the Hollywood Hist-o-Rama series, offers a brief biography of Spencer Tracy.

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