The Actress
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The Actress
This drama is based on Years Ago, one of several autobiographies by actress/playwright Ruth Gordon. Gordon is determined to become a famous stage star despite the objections of her stubborn ex-sea-captain father Clinton Jones (Spencer Tracy).

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"Sadly, if she was guilty of trying too hard or of trying in the wrong way, Cukor appears totally and uncharacteristically checked out... The Actress exposes the kinds of fraying seams that Cukor was usually so careful to conceal even in tattier projects."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"George Cukor's screen version of Ruth Gordon's memoirs is well acted by Jean Simmons in the lead and Anthony Perkins (making his screen debut),"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
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