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|A Patch of Blue 1965 N/R, 105 min.|
Director: Guy Green
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon, John Qualen, Elisabeth Fraser, Renata Vanni, Debi Storm, Kelly Flynn, Saverio LoMedico, Tom Curtis, Robert Williams, Dorothy Lovett, Gregg Martell
Selina D'Arcy (Elizabeth Hartman) is a blind, White girl who meets a Black man, Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), at the park and falls in love with him. Although his brother Mark (Ivan Dixon) sternly advises Gordon to tell Salina that he is Black, Gordon refuses to do so. Problems rise to the fore when Selina's selfish mother Rose-Ann (Shelley Winters) learns about Gordon and Selina's relationship and forbids Selina from being with Gordon because he is Black. Despite Rose-Ann's objections, Gordon and Selina remain bonded. Winters won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress, and Hartman was nominated for Best Actress.
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