OK. Trivia time. What movie(s) do you associate with this
song? (That's The Glory of Love) Who was the singer? Who wrote it?
I have an advantage over you right now. What you’re reading,
I’ve already read. In fact I wrote it! (No surprise.)
I’ve just watched my favourite movie of all time; do you
want some clues?
out in August 1968
2 Oscars - Best Writing, Story & Screenplay and Best Actress
a bloke who was the first black man to win an Academy Award (1963)
full of emotions – sadness, excitement. It has tears, laughter, anger, humour
song The Glory of Love wafts through
the entire movie.
movie ends with a powerful 8 minute speech which solves the dilemma.
Dilemma: Matt and Christina Drayton are a couple whose
attitudes are challenged when their daughter brings home a fiancé who is black.
Are you in the money now? Back in the game eh?
was also sung in Beaches
Midler (1989). It was written by Billy Hill in 1936. People who sang/played it
include: Benny Goodman (36), Peggy Lee (59), Dean Martin (66), Eddie Arnold
a couple of quotes from the movie:
Nobody understands nothin’ no more!
All hell done broke loose now!
the movie starred Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, Katharine
Houghton and Cecil Kellaway. They've won 7 Oscars between them.
watched this flick. If you haven’t seen GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER
, then you
need to get back into the game.
Another interesting fact - Katharine Houghton is the daughter of Kate Hepburn's younger sister - yes, she's Kate's neice.
Katharine Hepburn never saw the completed movie. She said the
memories of Tracy were too painful.
Just gorgeous. She has to be one of my favourite actors.
Photo taken in 1941. She wasn't present at the awards
ceremony where she won the Oscar for this film.
I liked Poitier in TO SIR WITH LOVE also.
Born 1927. 6' 2½" (1.89 m) tall
Spencer Tracy 1900-1967 What a great performance.
Loved his 8 minute speech at the end of the movie.
You can come round and watch it here if you would like to.