A Patch of Blue Poster

Release Date: 1965

DVD Release Date: February 4th, 2003

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
When Selina D'Arcey (Elizabeth Hartman), a blind young white woman, befriends Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), a black office worker, their budding relationship eventually leads to romance. However, once Selina's insensitive and abusive mother, Rose-Ann (Shelley Winters), finds out about Gordon, she becomes determined to keep the couple apart. With its stirring story of interracial love, this thoughtful film fittingly reflects the civil rights movement of the era.

Cast: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon, John Qualen, Elizabeth Fraser

Director: Guy Green

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Emotional, 1960s, Passionate, Forbidden love, Mother, Los Angeles, Love, Charming


Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Music (Music Score - Substantially Original)