On these sites you can read about each of the films Kate starred in. Click on a title to view a film site where you can read reviews, get information on cast and crew, as well as the movie trivia.

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Year

Title

Made by
/ Released by

Kate's Character


Notes

DVD/VHS
availability


1932


A Bill of Divorcement


RKO


Sydney Fairfield


Based on the play by Clemence Dane
The first of 10 films with director George Cukor.


DVD

1933

Christopher Strong

RKO

Lady Cynthia Darrington

Based on the novel by Gilbert Frankau.

DVD

1933

Little Women

RKO

Jo
Josephine March

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.
The second of 10 films with director George Cukor.

DVD

1933

Morning Glory

RKO

Eva Lovelace

Based on the play by Zo� Atkins.
First win: Oscar winner for Best Actress.

DVD

1934

The Little Minister

RKO

Babbie

Based on the novel and play by Sir James
M. Barrie.

VHS

1934

Spitfire

RKO

Trigger Hicks

Based on the play Trigger by Lula Vollmer.

DVD

1935

Alice Adams

RKO

Alice Adams

Based on the novel Booth Tarkington.
2nd Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

DVD

1936

Break of Hearts

RKO

Constance Dane

Based on a story by Lester Cohen.

DVD

1936

A Woman Rebels

RKO

Pamela Thistlewaite

Based on the novel Portrait of a Rebel by Netta Syrett.

DVD

1936

Mary of Scotland

RKO

Mary Stuart

Based on the play by Maxwell Anderson.

DVD

1936

Sylvia Scarlett

RKO

Sylvia Scarlett

Based on the novel The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett by Compton MacKenzie.
The third of 10 films with director George Cukor.
The first of 4 films with Cary Grant.

DVD

1937

Quality Street

RKO

Phoebe Throssel

Based on the play by Sir James M. Barrie.

DVD

1937

Stage Door

RKO

Terry Randall

Based on the play by Edna Ferber and
George S. Kaufman.

DVD

1938

Bringing Up Baby

RKO

Susan Vance

Based on a story by Hagar Wilde.
The second film with Cary Grant.

DVD

1938

Holiday

A Columbia Picture

Linda Seton

Based on the play by Philip Barry.
The fourth of 10 films with director George Cukor
The third film with Cary Grant.

DVD

1940

The Philadelphia Story

Loew's Incorporated
/ MGM

Tracy Lord

Based on the play by Philip Barry.
The fifth of 10 films with director George Cukor.
The fourth film with Cary Grant.
3rd Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

DVD

1942

Woman of the Year

MGM

Tess Harding

Screenplay by Ring Lardner jr. and Michael Kanin.
The first of 9 films with Spencer Tracy.
4th Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

DVD

1942

Keeper of The Flame

Loew's Incorporated
/ MGM

Christine Forrest

Based on the novel by I.A.R. Wylie.
The sixth of 10 films with director George Cukor.
The second film with Spencer Tracy.

DVD

1943

Stage Door Canteen

Sol Lesser Productions
/ MGM

Herself

Screenplay by Delmer Daves.

DVD

1944

Dragon Seed

Loew's Incorporated
/ MGM

Jade

Based on the novel by Pearl S. Buck.

DVD

1945

Without Love

MGM

Jamie Rowan

Based on the play by Philip Barry.
The third film with Spencer Tracy.

DVD

1946

Undercurrent

MGM

Ann Hamilton

Based on a story by Thelma Strabel.
With Robert Taylor and Robert Mitchum.

DVD

1947

Sea of Grass

MGM

Lutie Cameron

Based on a novel by Conrad Richter.
The fourth film with Spencer Tracy.

VHS

1947

Song of Love

MGM

Clara Wieck Schuhmann

Based on the play by Bernhard Schubert and Mario Silva.

DVD

1948

State of the Union

Liberty Films / MGM

Mary Matthews

Based on the play by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse.
The fifth film with Spencer Tracy.

DVD

1949

Adam's Rib

MGM

Amanda Bonner

Based on an original story by Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon.
The seventh of 10 films with director George Cukor.
The sixth film with Spencer Tracy.

DVD

1951

The African Queen

A Horizon-Romulus Production
/ United Artists

Rose Sayer

Based on the novel by C.C. Forester.
Opposite Humphrey Bogart.
5th Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

DVD

1952

Pat and Mike

MGM

Pat Pemberton

Based on an original story by Garson Kanin and Ruth Gordon.
The eighth of 10 films with director George Cukor.
The seventh film with Spencer Tracy.
2 nominations: Golden Globe for Best Actress and the BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actress.

DVD

1955

Summertime

London Film Productions
/ United Artists

Jane Hudson

Based on the play The Time of the Cuckoo by Arthur Laurents.
2 nominations: 6th Oscar for Best Actress and the BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actress.

DVD

1956

The Iron Petticoat

MGM

Vinka Kovelenko

Based on an original story by Harry Saltzman.
Opposite Bob Hope.

DVD

1956

The Rainmaker

MGM

Lizzie Curry

Based on the play by N. Richard Nash.
3 nominations: 7th Oscar for Best Actress, Golden Globe and the BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actress.

DVD

1957

Desk Set

Twentieth Century-Fox

Bunny Watson

Based on the play by William Marchant.
The eighth film with Spencer Tracy.

DVD

1959

Suddenly, Last Summer

Columbia Pictures

Violet Venable

Based on a short play by Tennessee Williams.
With Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor.
3 nominations: 8th Oscar for Best Actress, the Golden Globe and the Laurel.

DVD

1962

Long Day's Journey into Night

Embassy Pictures Corporation

Mary Tyrone

Based on the play by Eugene O'Neill.
3 nominations: 9th Oscar for Best Actress, the Golden Globe and the Laurel. Won Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress.

DVD

1967

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Columbia Pictures

Christina Drayton

Original screenplay by William Rose.
The ninth and last film with Spencer Tracy.
Kate won her 2nd Oscar for Best Actress.
Kate also received the Golden Globe nomination - won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress.

DVD

1968

The Lion in Winter

Avco-Embassy

Eleanor of Aquitaine

Based on the play by James Goldman.
The first of 3 films with director Anthony Harvey.
Kate won her 3rd Oscar for Best Actress. Kate also received the Golden Globe nomination but won the Laurel Award and the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress.

DVD

1969

The Madwoman of Chaillot

Commonweath-United
/ Warner Bros.

Aurellia,
the Madwoman of Chaillot

Based on the play by Jean Giraudoux.

DVD

1971

The Trojan Women

Cinemara

Hecuba

Based on the drama by Euripide.

DVD

1973

A Delicate Balance

American Film Theatre

Agnes

Based on the play by Edward Albee.

DVD

1973

The Glass Menagerie

Talent Associates
/ ABC

Amanda Wingfield

Screenplay from the original script by Tennessee Williams.
The second film with director Anthony Harvey.
Emmy nomination.

DVD

1973

The Dick Cavett Show - Hollywood Greats

/ SHOUT DVD

Her self

Interview.

DVD

1975

Rooster Cogburn

Hal Wallis Production
/ Universal Pictures

Euela Goodnight

With John Wayne.
Won the Golden Apple.

DVD

1975

Love Among the Ruins

ABC Circle Film

Jessica Medlicott

With Sir Laurence Olivier.
The ninth of 10 films with director George Cukor.
Won an Emmy and the Golden Apple.

DVD (region 4)

1978

Olly Olly Oxen Free

/ Sanrio Communications

Miss Pudd

Based on a story by Maria L. de Ossio.
Emmy nomination.

DVD

1979

The Corn is Green

Warner Bros. / CBS

Miss Moffat

Based on the play by Emlyn Williams.
The last of 10 films with director George Cukor.
Won an Emmy and the Golden Apple.

DVD

1981

On Golden Pond

Universal Pictures

Ethel Thayer

Based on the play by Ernest Thompson.
With Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda.
Both Kate and Henry won an Oscar. This was Kate's 4th Oscar for Best Actress. Kate also received the Golden Globe nomination.
She won the BAFTA Film Award for Best Actress as the Marquee Award.

DVD

1985

Grace Quigley

Northbrook Films
/ Cannon Films

Grace Quigley

Screenplay by A. Martin Zweiback and
Adrienne Zweiback.
The third film with director Anthony Harvey.

VHS

1986

Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry

Schaefer/Karpf Productions / CBS

Margaret Delafield

Screenplay by James Prideaux.
The first of 3 films with director George Schaefer.
Emmy nomination.

DVD

1986

The Spencer Tracy Legacy - A Tribute by Katharine Hepburn

MGM

Herself

Documentation.
Emmy nomination.

DVD

1988

Laura Lansing Slept Here

NBC / Koch Vision

Laura Lansing

Screenplay again by James Prideaux.
The second film with director George Schaefer.

DVD

1988

They Called Me Kathy

Connecticut Public Broadcasting

Herself

Documentation.

DVD

1992

All About Me

Top Hat & Turner Pictures
/ Warner Home Video

Herself

Documentation.
Emmy nomination.

DVD

1992

The Man Upstairs

Burt Reynold Productions
/

Victoria Brown

Screenplay again by James Prideaux.
The third film with George Schaefer.
Golden Globe nomination.

VHS

1993

This Can't Be Love

Davis Entertainment & Hamdon Entertainment
/ Pacific Motion Pictures

Marion Bennett

Screenplay by Duane Poole.
The fourth film with director Anthony Harvey.

DVD

1994

Love Affair

Warner Bros.

Aunt Ginny

Kate's last featured film.

DVD

1994

One Christmas

Artisan Entertainment
/ Kinowelt Home Entertainment

Cornelia Beumont

Based on the short story by Truman Capote.
Kate's final screen appearance

DVD