[tv] Friday, 23 August 2013 : The program on tv tonight

Each day, we advise you to take 2 films to see on tv that night : a film on the set of strings and another, exclusively on TNT.

The program tonight : Nothing on the DTT channels and GUESS WHO’s COMING to DINNER ? on the TCM Movie.

  • ON TNT

Absolutely no film on TNT tonight ! Go your way unfortunately !



at 20h40

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Joey Drayton (Katharine Houghton), a young woman of 23 years comes to San Francisco to present her future husband, dr. John Prentice (Sidney Poitier), to her parents. Sub-director of the world health Organization, a brilliant physician and teacher of medicine of 37 years, John Prentice is in mourning for the last eight years of a first wife and a son who died in an accident.

John expressed concern, however, the reaction of the parents of Joey, because he is black and white, difference particularly problematic at the time, “says the father of Joey, such a union” would be illegal in several states “. The parents of Joey of beliefs liberal very fixed and have raised their daughter in the rejection of racism. However, when John makes them know that he / she will forfeit the marriage if he does not obtain their consent without reserve, Matt and Christina Drayton (Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn) find themselves in front of their contradictions. Their daughter plans to marry John to Geneva two weeks later.

In the film is also the question of the chronophilie patriarchal when John, embarrassed by his fifteen years older than Joey, hears his father tell him that the age difference is just a difference because women age faster than men.

The evening, already tense, becomes even more when Joey decides to advance the date of his departure for Switzerland and invites you to have dinner with the parents of John, who live in Los Angeles. They, too, are very disturbed by this unexpected situation.

Father Ryan, a catholic priest friend of the family, and Tillie, the maid, who is black, do not hesitate to give their opinion on the issue.

Technical data sheet

Original title : Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Production : Stanley Kramer

Screenplay : William Rose

Main actors : Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn, Katharine Houghton, Cecil Kellaway, Beah Richards

Released : 20 march 1968

Duration : 108 min

Production : Stanley Kramer for Columbia Pictures

Music : Frank De Vol

Photography : Sam Leavitt

Editing : Robert C. Jones

Art Direction : Robert Clatworthy and Frank Tuttle

Costumes : Joe King

Distribution : Columbia Pictures

Budget : 4 000 000 $ (estimation)

Country of origin : United States

Format : Color Technicolor – 35 mm – 1,85:1 – Mono

Genre : Comedy, drama


• The filming took place in San Francisco and in one of the studios of Columbia Pictures in Hollywood. It took place from 20 march to 29 may 1967.

• Spencer Tracy died 17 days after the end of the shoot.

• Due to the illness of Spencer Tracy, the work was still in the morning. When Katharine Hepburn felt that he was too tired, she would stop.

• Katharine Hepburn said she never saw the film in full, because review of Spencer Tracy so sick would be too painful for her.

• Katharine Houghton is the niece of Katharine Hepburn.

• In the film, Mr. Prentice (Roy Glenn) says to his son John (Sidney Poitier) that he and his wife will be considered as criminals, in sixteen or seventeen States. This was no longer true after the June 12, 1967, when the supreme Court of the United States declared unconstitutional all laws antimétissages.

• It is the first film of Isabel Sanford.

• A theatrical version of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is being prepared. Scripted by Kenny Leon and adapted by Todd Kreidler, his first was to be expected to take place at Broadway in the fall of 2008.

• The film was still in cinemas when Martin Luther King was assassinated. In the film, there is a scene where the cook asks Sidney Poitier : “Who do you think you are, Martin Luther King ? “. When King was murdered, the studio has asked cinema halls to cut this scene.

• A remake of the film, Black/White, was released in 2005 ; it reverses the positions of the engaged couple : the woman is black, the man is white.


• Oscars 1968 : Best actress (Katharine Hepburn) and best original screenplay (William Rose)

• BAFTA 1969 : Best actress (Katharine Hepburn) and best actor (Spencer Tracy – posthumously)

• Prize David di Donatello 1968 : Best foreign film (Stanley Kramer)


• Oscar-1968-Best film (Stanley Kramer), best director (Stanley Kramer), best actor (Spencer Tracy), best supporting actor (Cecil Kellaway), best supporting actress (Beah Richards), best set design (Robert Clatworthy and Frank Tuttle), best editing (Robert C. Jones) and best music (Frank De Vol)

• Golden Globe 1968 : Best dramatic film, best director (Stanley Kramer), best actress (Katharine Hepburn), best actor (Spencer Tracy), best screenplay (William Rose), best supporting actress (Beah Richards), and best hope of women (Katharine Houghton)

• BAFTA 1969 : Prize ONE (Stanley Kramer)

Source : Wikipedia

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