Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons in "The Actress"
Spencer Tracy and Jean Simmons in "The Actress"

Spencer Tracy Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with director Allan Arkush introducing George Cukor's "The Actress," starring Tracy and Jean Simmons.

George Cukor's bittersweet remembrance of actress Ruth Gordon's determination to become an actress showcases one of Spencer Tracy's most acclaimed performances as her diamond-in-the-rough father. Jean Simmons plays the 17 year-old Gordon and gangly Anthony Perkins makes his film debut as her boyfriend.