Spencer Tracy

Inherit the Wind

June 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

During the 1950s, Hollywood mutated from the monolithic studio system to the more risk-friendly independent film companies. Just as stars had been typecast, so were some producers. If you had a property leaning towards science fiction and fantasy, you’d [...]

Judgment At Nuremberg

August 3, 2004 // 0 Comments

’Judgment At Nuremberg’ is a film about the war crime trials following World War II in which commanding NAZI officials were held accountable for the atrocities they committed during the Third Reich. Spencer Tracy plays the judge in charge of the [...]

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

January 7, 2004 // 0 Comments

Robert Louis Stevenson’s 1886 horror novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" has been filmed by Hollywood numerous times, pretty much since the dawn of movies. Yet the two most enduring adaptations are the 1932 and 1941 versions, [...]

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

September 26, 2001 // 0 Comments

The premiere of "It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" in 1963 birthed a new movie form: the epic comedy. As far as genre conventions go, epics recount the noble deeds of great personages or immortalize heroic campaigns that changed the course of [...]