Tracy and Hepburn: The Signature Collection DVD
Starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Aldo Ray, William Ching, Sammy White, George Mathews, Loring Smith, Phyllis Povah, Charles Bronson, Frank Richards, Judy Holliday, Tom Ewell, David Wayne, Jean Hagen, Clarence Kolb, Emerson Treacy, Eve March, Hope Emerson, William Tannen, Fay Bainter, Gladys Blake, Reginald Owen, Minor Watson, William Bendix, Roscoe Karns, Dan Tobin, Richard Whorf, Margaret Wycherly, Donald Meek, Stephen McNally, Audrey Christie, Frank Craven
Directed by George Cukor
A collection of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn films. 'Woman of the Year' (1942) was the film which united the couple both off screen and on.
A high powered political columnist (Hepburn) falls for a lowly sportswriter (Tracy) working on the same paper, even though they are poles aparts socially and intellectually.
However, their relationship takes a turn for the worse after they marry, with her unable to adapt to the role of housewife, and him driven to drink by her intransigence.
Hepburn won an Oscar for her role. In 'Keeper of the Flame' (1942) a widely-revered politician dies when his car runs off a bridge.
Seasoned hack Steve O'Malley (Tracy) begins researching a biography on the man, and, through the revelations of his widow Christine (Hepburn), uncovers a number of dark secrets about him.
In 'Adam's Rib' (1949) Tracy and Hepburn team up as a married couple finding themselves on opposite sides of a court case.
Whilst in 'Pat and Mike' (1952) Pat Pemberton (Hepburn) is a PE teacher at a southern Californian college, who is persuaded by shady sports promoter Mike Conovan (Tracy) to become a professional athlete.
As she flourishes in a number of disciplines, the couple begin to fall in love - although there are plenty of hurdles in the way of their eventual happiness.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (U)
- EAN: 5051892060394
- Catalogue number: 1000226608
- Studio: Warner Home Video
- Release date: 19/09/2011
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: B/W