TCM Greatest Classic Films: Legends - Spencer Tracy
In this adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic, wealthy 10 year old Harvey Cheyne (Freddie Bartholomew) is picked up by a fishing schooner at sea, where he's transformed from a spoiled whiner into an honorable young man by humble fisherman Manuel (1937 Best Actor Oscar winner Tracy).
"There is no bad boy," insists Father Edward Flanagan (Tracy), who puts his life where his faith is and starts a boys' home that becomes a model of hope. Brash troublemaker Whitey Marsh (Mickey Rooney) puts that credo to the test in this compelling Oscar winner.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
One man is a paragon of virtue, the other a murderous creature of the London night. They are the same person. This version of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale includes a dreamscape in which the horses whipped by Hyde (Tracy) transform into the women in his life (Ingrid Bergman and Lana Turner).
Bad Day At Black Rock
Tracy plays WWII veteran John J. Macreedy, a mysterious, one-armed stranger who has come to Black Rock, where he's confronted with threats and violence. Director John Sturges builds tension as Macreedy's mission and the town's grim secrets are revealed.