Quotations from Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a drama flm about interracial marriage, which was illegal in 17 states during this films release. This film is known as the last film of Spencer Tracy and the final pairing of Tracy and Hepburn. Tracy died just 17 days after filming ended. Due to this, Hepburn is said to have never seen the film, due to the pain of having to see him on screen in his last performance. The film is directed by Standley Kramer and stars Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, and Sidney Poitier. It was nominated for one Oscar award.
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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a positive look at interracial marriage. Read some quotes from this fantastic film before it's time below.
John: You know, I just had a thought. Why don't I go check into a hotel and get some rest, and you go find your folks?
Joanna Drayton: It never occurred to me that I would fall in love with a Negro, but I have, and nothing's going to change that.
John: After all, a lot of people are going to think we are a shocking pair.
Matt Drayton: What the hell is it today? Less than 12% of the people in this city are colored people. I can't even have a dish of Oregon Boosenberry without runnin' into one of them.
Tillie: I don't care to see a member of my own race getting above himself.
Christina Drayton: I don't think I'm going to faint, but I'll sit down anyway.
Matt Drayton: When I had ice cream before, I had a special kind of flavor that I liked very much but I can't remember what it was.
Carhop: I'll bring you the list, sir.
Matt Drayton: Oh no. You - you must know what it is.
Carhop: Daquiri Ice, Honeycomb Candy, Cocoa, Coconut, Jamocha Almond Fudge, Mocha Jamocha, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cinnamon, Banana Mint...
Matt Drayton: Must've been some other place.
Tillie: Civil rights is one thing. This here is somethin' else.
John Wade Prentice: You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.
Matt Drayton: [to Monsignor Ryan] You're a pontificating old poop!
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