The Actress (1953)

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Former seaman Clinton Jones now works at a lowly job. His daughter Ruth wants to become an actress. Clinton gets fired and Ruth rejects the advances of Fred Whitmarsh. Her father gives her ... See full summary »



  • Anthony Perkins and Jean Simmons in The Actress (1953)
  • Jean Simmons and George Cukor in The Actress (1953)
  • Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons in The Actress (1953)
  • Spencer Tracy and George Cukor in The Actress (1953)
  • Jean Simmons and Teresa Wright in The Actress (1953)
  • Spencer Tracy and Teresa Wright in The Actress (1953)

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2 March 2008 | whpratt1
| Spencer Tracy Film I Have Never Seen
Thought I had seen all of Spencer Tracy films and this is one I thought he gave an outstanding performance as a man who was a seaman and has settled down with his wife and daughter. Clinton Jones, (Spencer Tracy) settled for a very low income working at a food company in the local town and is always complaining about the cost of things and at the same time has to deal with a family cat which keeps eating the families Boston Ivy. Annie Jones, (Teresa Wright) plays the role as the wife of Clinton and she does a great job as trying to please her husband and at the same time wants to help her daughter, Ruth Gordon Jones, (Jean Simmons) to become an actress which she desperately wants to do in her life no matter what happens. Anthony Perkins, (Fred Whitmarsh) gave a great supporting role in one of his very first films in his long career of stardom. Ruth Gordon, wrote the story and screen play and she also is known for a great role she had in "Rosemary's Baby" '68. There is lots of great comedy and Spencer Tracy was outstanding.

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