Stanley Kramer directs this classic comedy drama starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Sidney Poitier. Upper class couple Matt Drayton (Tracy) and wife Christina (Hepburn) are lost for words when their daughter, Joey (Katharine Houghton), returns from her Hawaiian holiday with a fiance in tow. What shocks them is not so much that Joey is to wed, but that her proposed husband - research scientist John Prentice (Poitier) - is an African American. The Draytons have always believed themselves to be broad-minded, liberal people, but find their ideals put to the test when John says that the wedding will not go ahead without their whole-hearted approval. The film won two Academy awards for Best Writing and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Hepburn) and was nominated for a further eight.