INHERIT THE WIND
1960, Park Circus/MGM, 128 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kramer

Spencer Tracy, Fredric March, and Gene Kelly propel this classic courtroom drama about the heated prosecution and defense of a science teacher who dared to teach Darwin's evolutionary theory in a classroom. Science and religion go head-to-head in some of the most memorable performances in film history. Nominated for Best Actor (Spencer Tracy), Cinematography, and Screenplay at the 1961 Academy Awards.


LIBELED LADY
1936, Warner Bros., 98 min, USA, Dir: Jack Conway

Remade a decade later as EASY TO WED, this screwball comedy gem features a veritable dream team of MGM stars at the top of their game. Heiress Myrna Loy sues the New York Evening Star when it paints her as a home-wrecker, but editor Spencer Tracy thinks he can get the suit dropped by trapping the wealthy woman between one of his ex-reporters (William Powell) and his own fiancée (Jean Harlow). Powell’s hilarious fishing sequence is but one of the many highlights.


DANTE'S INFERNO
1935, 20th Century Fox, 89 min, USA, Dir: Harry Lachman

DANTE'S INFERNO features one of the most baffling sequences in the history of Hollywood design - a journey into possibly the most convincing Hell ever seen on screen. Otherwise, the show's a gritty melodrama starring Spencer Tracy (in one of his least favorite roles) as a ruthless carnival hustler whose schemes keep killing people. Along the way, a 16-year-old Rita Hayworth makes her screen debut in a scorching dance number.


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