The movie is all about the spiritual and social conflicts of two families with regards to an interracial wedding. As part of the engagement, a common dinner comprising the family members of both Joanna and John (protagonists) takes place at Joanna’s home. The dinner eventually turns to stage an emotional drama as the parents express their opinions about the controversial issue around the marriage. In the progress of the plot, there is vivid demonstration of ethical and social implications of the issue of the protagonist being a colored man. The social perspective of the marriage would suggest that a nuptial relationship with the member of a discriminated race would bring shame to the white community. However, Matt Drayton’s dialogue after the evaluation of ethical challenges and with his preference for spiritual tranquility to esteem, he gives his consent and blesses his daughter and John, “The only thing that matters is what they feel and how much they feel, for each other. And if it’s half of what we felt-that’s everything” (Kramer, “Guess Who’s Coming”) shows a counter balancing effect of an existing perception of the society about the apparent intolerance of the whites about interracial marriages. The dinner makes a point by setting a place to analyze the competency of the suitor in the presence of senior members of John’s family and a priest as guests at Joanna’s home.
Of course, the film makes a series of rhetorical questions to the educated American society about its position with regards to racism. The theme of the movie exhibits the splints of emotional moments as metaphorical expressions of feelings against racism. Johns says, “Dad, but you think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself as a man.” (Kramer, “Guess Who’s Coming”). His decision to marry Joanna only with her parents’ consent is also an insignia of a black man’s unchallenged dignity as a