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Pinky (1949)
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Call no.:
VHS PS3537.U8 Q83 2001
Title:
Pinky
Originally produced:
1949
Format:
VHS
Summary:
Pinky, a black woman who works as a nurse, is able to "pass for white." Afraid her true heritage will be discovered, she leaves her white fiance ́and returns home to Mississippi to help her ailing grandmother by caring for her employer, an imperious plantation owner. When the employer names Pinky heiress to her estate, the community rises in resentment, triggering a sensational court trial.
Credits:
Twentieth Century Fox ; screenplay by Philip Dunne and Dudley Nichols ; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck ; directed by Elia Kazan.
Publication:
Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc., c2001.
Languages:
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Details:
1 VHS (102 min.) : sound, black & white
Studio(s):
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Director(s):
Kazan, Elia
Screenwriter(s):
Dunne, Philip
Nichols, Dudley
Producer(s):
Zanuck, Darryl Francis
Cast:
Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan.
Production:
Director of photography, Joe MacDonald ; editor, Harmon Jons ; music, Alfred Newman.
Notes:
Based on the novel by Cid Ricketts Sumner.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1949.
Originally the subject of a landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship.
Includes original trailer.
Subjects:
Sumner, Cid Ricketts, 1890-1970 Film adaptations.
African Americans Race identity Drama.
Passing (Identity) United States Drama.
Racism Mississippi Drama.
African Americans Civil rights Mississippi Drama.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Mississippi Race relations Drama.
United States Race relations Drama.
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Location: Storage
Format: VHS
Region: NTSC (North America)
Year: 1940s
Spoken language: English
Title: Pinky
Director: Kazan, Elia
Actor: Barrymore, Ethel
Actor: Crain, Jeanne
Actor: Lundigan, William
Actor: Waters, Ethel
Musical score composer: Newman, Alfred
Production studio: Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Film technique: Live action