Pinky Poster

Release Date: August 3rd, 2001

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
Pinky (Jeanne Crain) is a black woman so fair-skinned she was able to pose as white throughout nursing school. Newly graduated, she flees south to visit her grandmother (Ethel Waters) after a doctor, unaware of her true ancestry, proposes to her. Unsure how to react, she looks to her grandmother, who warns her that only trouble will come of an interracial marriage. Pinky agrees and instead stays to help her grandmother care for an elderly, rich, and fatally ill white woman (Ethel Barrymore).

Cast: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan, Basil Ruysdael, Kenny Washington, Nina Mae McKinney, Griff Barnett

Director: Elia Kazan

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Transformation, Melodramatic, Friendship, Underdog, Love, 1940s, Doctor, Family, Rivalry, Daughter


Nominated Actress
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role