The Actress

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In 1913 Boston, teenager Ruth Gordon Jones (Jean Simmons) wants nothing more than to be a famous actress. Her father, Clinton (Spencer Tracy), who recently lost his job as a sailor and became a factory worker, however expresses his desire that Ruth train to be a teacher. Between managing a blossoming romance with a Harvard student (Anthony Perkins) and trying to get a foothold in the theatrical world, Ruth must convince her family to support her dreams.

Release details

Release date: Friday September 25 1953
Duration: 90 mins

Cast and crew

Director: George Cukor
Screenwriter: Ruth Gordon
Cast: Spencer Tracy
Jean Simmons
Teresa Wright
Anthony Perkins
Ian Wolfe
Mary Wickes