William Rose, with a stilted screenplay, and Stanley Kramer, who literally makes this dinner hour stand still--say we're not in. Big deal in its day, but really safe, lame melodrama, and an unfitting finale to the Tracy-Hepburn screen partnership.
Bland little Houghton arrives home after a Hawaiian vacation to announce to parents Tracy and Hepburn that she is about to wed a brilliant research physician, Poitier, who is Black. This creates considerable social turmoil for the upper-middle-class family. Poitier tells the parents that unless
they give their unreserved consent he will not marry their daughter, thereby putting the responsibility for the interracial ma...