(1942) Directed by George Cukor. Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Richard Whorf. (100 min.) DVD.
A beloved American war hero dies in a car accident, and a reporter pursues his grieving widow for an exposé about his influential life and tragic death. Tracy and Hepburn, in their second film together, were already deeply involved in their private relationship, but the on-screen romance is muted. Evoking Citizen Kane in its quest for the secret of a mysterious public figure, this film has never been more topical.
Screenwriter Donald Ogden Stewart said it’s “the picture I’m proudest of having been connected with—in terms of saying the most about fascism that it is possible to say in Hollywood.”
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