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A Patch of Blue (1965)

Directed by Guy Green. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters,Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford. Accidentally blinded as a child,18-year-old Selina D'Arcey falls in love with a gentle and charmingman, Gordon Ralfe, whom she meets in a rare visit to a park. Herracist mother declares that because Gordon is black, theirrelationship cannot continue, forcing Selina to choose between herfamily and her heart. Based on "Be ready with bells and drums" byElizabeth Kata. 105 min.Credits andother information from the Internet Movie Database
Academy Award - Best Supporting Actress (ShelleyWinters)
Golden Globes - Most Promising Newcomer - Female(Elizabeth Hartman)
Reviews and articles:
Kelley, Samuel L. The evolution of characterportrayals in the films of Sidney Poitier, 1950-1978(NEWS: MICROFICHE.6030.Unit 98)
Keyser, Lester J. The cinema of SidneyPoitier : the black man's changing role on the Americanscreen. San Diego, [Calif. : A. S. Barnes, c1980 (MAIN:PN2287.P57 .K4)
Marill, Alvin H. The films of SidneyPoitierSecaucus, N.J. : Citadel Press, c1978. (MAIN:PN2287 .P57M3)