A Patch of Blue

A Patch of Blue


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Shelley Winters won an Academy Award for her searing performance as Rose-Ann d'Arcy in A Patch of Blue. The star, however, is not Winters but Elizabeth Hartman, cast as d'Arcy's blind, sensitive daughter, Selina. A venomous prostitute, Rose-Ann treats both Selina and grandfather Ole Pa (Wallace Ford) like dirt. Fortunately, Selina finds a way out via the kindly Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), who befriends Hartman and tries to open up doors for her previously closed by her selfish mother. Despite the objections of the bigoted Rose-Ann and of Gordon's brother Mark (Ivan Dixon), a bond stronger than physical love is forged between Gordon and Selina. Brilliantly avoiding gooey sentiment throughout, A Patch of Blue was adapted for the screen by director Guy Green, from the novel Be Ready with Bells and Drums by Elizabeth Kata.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/09/2014
UPC: 0888574106645
Original Release: 1965
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 1,807

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sidney Poitier Gordon Ralfe
Shelley Winters Rose-Ann D'Arcy
Elizabeth Hartman Selina D'Arcy
Wallace Ford Ole Pa
Ivan Dixon Mark Ralfe
Elisabeth Fraser Sadie
John Qualen Mr. Faber
Kelly Flynn Yanek Faber
Debi Storm Selina, age 5
Renata Vanni Mrs. Favaloro
Saverio LoMedico Mr. Favaloro

Technical Credits
Guy Green Director,Screenwriter
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Robert Burks Cinematographer
George W. Davis Art Director
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Henry W. Grace Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Urie McCleary Art Director
Rita Roland Editor
Charles Thompson Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
William J. Tuttle Makeup

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