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The Actress

Released 1953
Distributor MGM

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.

About Allan Arkush

A record collector and film buff from his early days, Allan Arkush brought his two loves together in directing the cult classic Rock ‘n’ Roll High School. Allan’s day job is directing and executive producing television series like Heroes, The Client List and Crossing Jordan.  He has also directed episodes of Ally McBeal, Moonlighting and many other tv series as well as the mini-series, The Temptations, for which he won an Emmy. He wishes that someone would release his 1997 Showtime movie Elvis Meets Nixon on DVD.