Spencer Tracy is best known for his on and off-screen partnership with Katharine Hepburn, but during the 1940s he made three films with our Star of the Month, Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr and Tracy's partnership didn't produce any enduring classics like Adam's Rib or Woman of the Year, but all of their films are solidly entertaining. We'll take a closer look at them after the jump.
I Take This Woman (1940, dir. W.S. Van Dyke)
|Spencer Tracy plays an idealistic doctor in love with Hedy Lamarr in I Take This Woman (1940).|
Boom Town (1940, dir. Jack Conway).
|Hedy Lamarr gets her claws into Spencer Tracy in Boom Town (1940).|
I already covered this film in my look at Lamarr's top five films. This film and Samson and Delilah are my two favorite Lamarr movies. She and Tracy work well together her, but it is the chemistry between Gable and Tracy that makes this film exceptional. DVD and video on demand.
Tortilla Flat (1942, dir. Victor Fleming)
|Spencer Tracy and Hedy Lamarr play Mexican immigrants in Tortilla Flat (1942).|