The Tandem of Tandy and Cronyn

by Ed_Jones_XLIX | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

While Hepburn and Tracey or Bogey and Bacall were the two most recognized hookups in Hollywood of the 1940s, there was one other couple that worked together more than the other 2 pairs combined. They are Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. They worked together an impressive 67 times. Both were once married and divorced before they married in 1942. The two did not actually work on the same project until 1944.

From this long list of collaborations, which one is your favorite.

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1. The Seventh Cross (1944)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, War

In Nazi Germany in 1936 seven men escape from a concentration camp. The camp commander puts up seven crosses and, as the Gestapo returns each escapee he is put to death on a cross. The ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Signe Hasso, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 2,083

2. Blonde Fever (1944)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Peter owns a small but upscale café on the road between Reno and Lake Tahoe in Nevada. He is a heavy gambler and his marriage is rocky. Into is life come a waitress named Sally.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Philip Dorn, Mary Astor, Felix Bressart, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 254

3. The Green Years (1946)

Approved | 127 min | Drama

An orphaned young boy is guided by his great-grandfather and strives to go to university to become a doctor. However, the boy's harsh grandfather stands in his way.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Charles Coburn, Tom Drake, Beverly Tyler, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 698

4. The Ed Sullivan Show (1948–1971)

TV-G | 60 min | Comedy, Music

The classic prime time variety show most famous for its vaudeville acts and rock music performances.

Stars: Ed Sullivan, Johnny Wayne, Frank Shuster, Roberta Peters

Votes: 1,034

Were on a total of 4 times in the 1950s

5. Omnibus (1952–1961)

55 min | Drama, History, Music

Starting out as a live show from New York City, "Omnibus" was hosted by Alastair Cooke and featured everything from discussions about science and the arts, to original works by such ... See full summary »

Stars: Alistair Cooke, Leonard Bernstein, Joseph N. Welch, Helen Hayes

Votes: 138

Appeared 5 times in the 1950s

6. Producers' Showcase (1954–1957)
Episode: The Fourposter (1955)

Drama, Musical, Comedy

Adapted from the prize-winning Broadway play that featured two people and a four-poster bed, in which the couple enacts their marriage, from its day in 1897, until he dies, some time after ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Jones | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Anita Cooper, Aneta Corsaut

10. The World According to Garp (1982)

R | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A struggling young writer finds his life and work dominated by his unfaithful wife and his radical feminist mother, whose best-selling manifesto turns her into a cultural icon.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow

Votes: 23,655 | Gross: $29.71M

11. Cocoon (1985)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

When a group of trespassing seniors swim in a pool containing alien cocoons, they find themselves energized with youthful vigor.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 53,013 | Gross: $76.11M

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was on this same episode

13. The Moon and Sixpence (1959 TV Movie)


A staid, dull Englishman abruptly deserts his wife and children to become a painter in the South Seas.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Judith Anderson, Hume Cronyn, Cyril Cusack

Votes: 31

Presenters (35th/37th/40th/41st/48th Tonys also)

16. Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)

PG | 107 min | Action, Comedy

Ticlaw, a small town in Florida, has only one attraction: a safari park. The government constructs a freeway that passes near Ticlaw, but decides not to put an exit into the town. The ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: David Rasche, Paul Jabara, Howard Hesseman, Teri Garr

Votes: 809 | Gross: $2.00M

17. The Gin Game (1981 TV Movie)

83 min | Drama

Weller Martin challenges his new friend Fonsia Dorsey to a game of Gin. But is suddenly in for more than he wagers.

Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 101

18. Foxfire (1987 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

Annie Nations and her husband Hector loved their life together in the Blue Ridge Mountains, but when Hector dies, Annie has to decide if she can handle the wilderness on her own.

Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, John Denver, Gary Grubbs

Votes: 302

19. The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1988 TV Special)

Primetime Emmy Award is the main American award in area of television, annually handed by the American television academy.

Director: Dave Wilson | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Bea Arthur, Joseph Barbera, Bonnie Bartlett

Votes: 12


20. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990 TV Special)


Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Paula Abdul, Isabelle Adjani, Danny Aiello

Votes: 248

Presenters (64th also)

21. To Dance with the White Dog (1993 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

This is the touching story of an elderly widower trying to work through his grief. When Sam Peek's beloved wife, Cora, dies, a white dog suddenly materializes as his new companion and ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Christine Baranski, Terry Beaver

Votes: 475

22. Camilla (1994)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

Vincent and Freda Lopez are a young married Toronto couple who both indulge in the arts, Vince as an artist and Freda as a musician/composer. Their marriage is not as secure as it may seem ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Jessica Tandy, Bridget Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Elias Koteas

Votes: 906 | Gross: $0.25M

23. *batteries not included (1987)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Apartment block tenants seek the aid of alien mechanical life-forms to save their building from demolition.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Frank McRae, Elizabeth Peña

Votes: 28,834 | Gross: $32.95M

24. Cocoon: The Return (1988)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

45 Metascore

The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to Earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on Earth?

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 14,448 | Gross: $18.92M

27. An African Love Story (1996 TV Movie)


Hume Cronyn & Jessica Tandy travel to Africa in 1966, accompanied by photographer and former game warden Simon Trevor. Almost 30 years later, Cronyn returns with his daughter for his 84th ... See full summary »

Director: Robin Brown | Stars: Hume Cronyn, Tandy Cronyn, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 9

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