Main title from The Actress (1953)

The Actress

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| Film | | USA | B&W | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 30min
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Jean Simmons, Teresa Wright | Director: George Cukor

Ruth Jones becomes an actress against the wishes of her stubborn seafaring father

Reviews (1)

Episodes from Ruth Gordon’s early life, based on her Broadway play ‘Years Ago’, make a pleasant though scarcely engrossing film: it is all a shade too discreet and wanly winning, and the few key events take place off-screen. (Halliwell’s)

Cast (9)

Spencer Tracy
Clinton Jones
Jean Simmons, British actress, wears a lacy top and a pearl necklace as she poses for a 1950s publicity photo
Ruth Gordon Jones
Teresa Wright
Annie Jones
Anthony Perkins
Fred Whitmarsh
Ian Wolfe
Mr Bagley
Kay Williams
Hazel Dawn
Mary Wickes
Emma Glavey
Norma Jean Nilsson
Dawn Bender
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George Cukor


Lawrence Weingarten


(from: her stage play "Years Ago")

Production company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

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