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Pinky [DVD] [1949]

  • SKU: 7534894
  • Release Date: 01/10/2006
  • Rating: NR
Elia Kazan directed this, one of Hollywood's early attacks on racism, starring Jeanne Crain as Patricia "Pinky" Johnson. Patricia is a light-skinned black woman who is studying nursing at a New England medical institute. A white doctor, Thomas Adams (William Lundigan), has fallen in love with Patricia and wants to marry her, but Patricia refuses his proposal. Convinced their interracial union would never work out, Patricia believes Thomas would never be able to endure the acrimony that would be heaped upon their marriage. Patricia leaves New England to return to her childhood home in the South, where her grandmother (Ethel Waters) works for rich widow Miss Em (Ethel Barrymore). When Miss Em takes ill, Patricia cares for her. Upon Miss Em's death, it is discovered that she has bequeathed her entire estate to Patricia. Miss Em's family disputes the will because Patricia is black, and a courtroom battle ensues over the estate.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by film historian Kenneth Geist
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Pinky
    Elia Kazan directed this, one of Hollywood's early attacks on racism, starring Jeanne Crain as Patricia "Pinky" Johnson. Patricia is a light-skinned black woman who is studying nursing at a New England medical institute. A white doctor, Thomas Adams (William Lundigan), has fallen in love with Patricia and wants to marry her, but Patricia refuses his proposal. Convinced their interracial union would never work out, Patricia believes Thomas would never be able to endure the acrimony that would be heaped upon their marriage. Patricia leaves New England to return to her childhood home in the South, where her grandmother (Ethel Waters) works for rich widow Miss Em (Ethel Barrymore). When Miss Em takes ill, Patricia cares for her. Upon Miss Em's death, it is discovered that she has bequeathed her entire estate to Patricia. Miss Em's family disputes the will because Patricia is black, and a courtroom battle ensues over the estate. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jeanne Crain
      Jeanne Crain - Patricia "Pinky" Johnson
    • Ethel Barrymore
      Ethel Barrymore - Miss Em
    • Ethel Waters
      Ethel Waters - Granny Dysey Johnson
    • William Lundigan
      William Lundigan - Dr. Thomas Adams
    • Basil Ruysdael
      Basil Ruysdael - Judge Walker



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Classic Movie

      Posted
      Tamanta

      I watched this on TCM and now I will add to my collection. This is a wonderful story about the struggles in America. The movie made me cry and smile, the actors are great and best of all it has a happy ending! This movie is a lesson in American History, and really I don't know why we never hear about it. Ethel Waters is outstanding in this movie, what a background she has...and why she is not given much credit in American History for her achievements.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Pinky

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      Cheesy
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      If you like vantage movies this would be a good dvd to buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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