That he endorsed Scotty was something I could take to the bank. February 22, Never at peace The Gadsden Times. Tracy was hopeful that it would be his break-out role, but despite good reviews this failed to materialize.
InTracy appeared in The Old Man and the Seaa project that had been in development for five years. Production company Fox Film Corporation were unsure about Tracy, saying that he did not photograph well, but Ford convinced them that he was right for the role. Anne Thompson Aug 2, 6:
Tracy swore that if the play failed to be a hit he would leave stock and work in a "regular" business instead.