The Actress

The Actress

Spencer Tracy
Director: George Cukor Cast: Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
, Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
, Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright
George Cukor

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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The Actress is based on Years Ago, one of several autobiographies by actress/playwright Ruth Gordon. Jean Simmons stars as blossoming teenager Ruth Gordon Jones, who is determined to become a famous stage star despite the objections of her stubborn ex-sea captain father Clinton Jones (Spencer Tracy). Papa wants Ruth to become a physical-education instructor, but she wants none of this. With the covert help of her understanding mother (Teresa Wright), Ruth seeks out stage work--any stage work. Ultimately, it is Papa who dips into the Jones family's limited coffers to bankroll his daughter's first big break. The Actress represented the movie debut of Anthony Perkins, here cast as Ruth Gordon Jones' gawky boyfriend.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316127001
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 35,002

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Clinton Jones
Jean Simmons Ruth Gordon Jones
Teresa Wright Annie Jones
Anthony Perkins Fred Whitmarsh
Ian Wolfe Mr. Bagley
Kay Williams Hazel Dawn
Mary Wickes Emma Glavey
Norma Jean Nilsson Anna
Dawn Bender Katherine
Jackie Coogan Heckler

Technical Credits
George Cukor Director
George Boemler Editor
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Ruth Gordon Screenwriter
Jack Greenwood Asst. Director
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Emile Kuri Set Decoration/Design
Arthur Lonergan Art Director
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Hal Rosson Cinematographer
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Lawrence Weingarten Producer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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