Perhaps the younger generations can't appreciate just how far we've come in our society with overcoming racial prejudice. We remember well how disgraceful and shameful the prejudice by the whites toward the black race was just 45 years ago when this movie was made. We probably still have some improvements to make in regards to our attitudes, but thankfully the overt prejudice has greatly been reduced and been replaced by more rational thinking and acting. This movie takes us into the tremendous pain that accompanied some decisions that brave people made in the 60's, decisions that moved our society out of darkness and into sanity in regards to racism. The acting by Sidney Poitier, Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy was superb. Not so with Katharine Houghton, who came across as a young woman (Joey) who was flightly, shallow and not too bright. No one can be THAT happy all the time! Even though this movie was made in the 60's and lacks the terrific technology available to movie makers today, it was very well done and I would recommend it to others. There is some profanity. No sex. No violence.