Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Directed by
Stanley Kramer

Guess Whos Coming To Dinner posterWhen Joanna Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a free-thinking white woman, and black doctor John Prentice (Sidney Poitier) become engaged, they travel to San Francisco to meet her parents. Matt Drayton (Spencer Tracy) and his wife Christina (Katharine Hepburn) are wealthy liberals who must confront the latent racism the coming marriage arouses. Also attending the Draytons’ dinner are Prentice’s parents (Roy E. Glenn Sr., Beah Richards), who vehemently disapprove of the relationship.

We’re celebrating the legacy of screen legend Sidney Poitier with a presentation of one of his most enduring films, which wrapped a sharp indictment of liberal racial hipocrisy in a crowd-pleasing comedy of manners.

“A most delightfully acted and gracefully entertaining film.” – Bosley Crowther, New York Times


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