Sentimental

I watched an old movie last night on TV with Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. What else is there to do in the middle of a snow storm?  The movie was “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”.  I’d never seen it before, but I’m so glad I stumbled upon it.   Besides the obvious issue of race, which didn’t really seem to be the focus, this movie spoke about relationships. Throughout the film, I couldn’t help but notice the on-screen chemistry between Hepburn and Tracy–they were so at ease with each other.  At the end of the movie, when Tracy gives his speech to his dinner guests, he glances over at Hepburn with the most distinct twinkle in his eyes and she returns his look with misty eyes and a slight smile.  There was more to that glance than acting.   I found out later, this was Tracy’s last film, his farewell of sorts.  He died shortly thereafter.  Throughout the film there was a song filtering in the background,  “The Glory of Love” written by Billy Hill.  I found this video of an aging Jimmy Durante singing his version.  And as Jimmy says,  I too, “have had my share.”  Grab a tissue and enjoy.

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