The Golden Age of Hollywood

Spencer Tracy before MGM


Spencer Tracy before MGM

His Pre-Code Legacy at Fox Films (based on the book endorsed by TCM's Robert Osborne)

Members: 17
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2017

Discussion Forum

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of Spencer Tracy before MGM to add comments!

Comment by Brenda Loew on June 4, 2011 at 8:27am
Spencer Tracy on why actors should avoid political activism: Remember who shot Abraham Lincoln.
Comment by Michael B. Druxman on June 2, 2011 at 9:44pm
"There are things lower than acting.  Not many, mind you, but politicians give you something to look down on from time to time."  -- Spencer Tracy
Comment by Brenda Loew on April 27, 2011 at 8:13pm

Spencer Tracy's lost pre-code Fox films include:


The Mad Game

Shanghai Madness

She Wanted a Millionaire

The Painted Woman

Comment by Michael B. Druxman on April 27, 2011 at 7:15pm

This is the trailer for my Spencer Tracy 1-person play, now available on


Comment by Brenda Loew on April 25, 2011 at 5:09pm


"Wonderfully informative and entertaining. It's a meticulously researched, in-depth look at a part of Spencer Tracy's spectacular career that nobody knows before the MGM and Hepburn glory days, and before the constraints of the Hollywood Production Code beautifully explaining why Tracy became the one actor who 'defies imitation.'"?
- Robert Osborne, Turner Classic Movies


"Your book is a fascinating story of much more than Tracy and film. I read the chapter: The Power and the Glory and a bit about gangster movies of the bootleg era etc. It is a rich history of the better part of the 20th century in America. You deserve congratulations. Some very good summaries of film as well as 'racial stereotyping,' the 'friendship' of the two sailors, and various other analyses make your little volume most interesting."
- William H. Bulger, former President, Massachusetts Senate; former President, University of Massachusetts

Comment by Brenda Loew on March 4, 2011 at 3:22pm

Here are the "See Inside" pages  on the Barnes & Noble website for Spencer Tracy, Fox Film Actor: The Pre-Code Legacy of a Hollywood Legend:

Comment by Brenda Loew on January 22, 2011 at 5:04pm

Here is our Facebook page for the Spencer Tracy at Fox book

Please share with your Friends

Comment by Brenda Loew on January 22, 2011 at 4:34pm

The Kindle edition of Spencer Tracy, Fox Film Actor: The Pre-Code Legacy of a Hollywood Legend is now reduced on Only $7.99!

Comment by Terra Jackson on January 22, 2011 at 10:51am
I Miss You Spencer Tracy.
Comment by Brenda Loew on September 12, 2010 at 9:02am
Two lengthy essays detailing Spencer Tracy's extensive 1920s stage career before he moved to the silver screen are forthcoming in Playbills to Photoplays: Stage Performers Who Pioneered the Talkies soon to be published by New England Vintage Film Society Inc. Brenda Loew, editor. In the meantime, a look at Spencer Tracy's very productive pre-Code career at Fox Films -- before he signed with MGM -- is found in Spencer Tracy, Fox Film Actor: The Pre-Code Legacy of a Hollywood Legend Check it out


TCM Blog

StreamLine Has Moved to Tumblr!

On November 1, 2017 FilmStruck’s blog, StreamLine, moved to Tumblr. This archive will remain active for anyone looking to access older content, but going forward our daily posts dedicated to cinema will appear on FilmStruck’s Tumblr page. See the the link below to be redirected to our new location.  

Affairs of the Heart: The Wedding Night (1935)

To view The Wedding Night click here. The Wedding Night was doomed from the start. It was producer Samuel Goldwyn’s final attempt at making the Ukrainian actress Anna Sten into a Garbo-level star, and his persistence had become something of a Hollywood joke. The Wedding Night became known around town as “Goldwyn’s Last Sten,” but […]

Murnau and the Phantoms of Germany

To view Phantom click here. It’s that time of year when Nosferatu (1922), F.W. Murnau’s interpretation of Dracula, appears on lists of recommended horror films. The oldest, existing film version of Bram Stoker’s novel, Nosferatu is likely Murnau’s most watched title. It’s eerie Expressionist style was a major influence on the American horror genre, but […]

© 2018   Created by Ktrek.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service