Classics are classics for a reason and the new 10-disc set honoring one of Hollywood’s greatest movie couples, “Tracy & Hepburn: The Definitive Collection,” out this week, defines that reason.
Katharine Hepburn met Spencer Tracy just outside the Thalberg building on the lot at Metro before shooting George Stevens’ screwball classic, “Woman of the Year.” Noting the difference in height, she commented, “I’m afraid I’m too tall for you, Mr. Tracy.” Joseph Mankiewicz, who was standing nearby, responded, “Don’t worry, he’ll soon cut you down to size.”
The iconic couple went on to make nine movies together, all of which are included in this collection. Why should you care? Because when people talk about Tracy-Hepburn, they talk about chemistry. No onscreen couple has ever had...