Starring: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters,
Director: Elia Kazan
This deeply moving drama features three indelible Oscar«-nominated performances
from Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters.
Pinky, a young nurse (Jeanne Crain), returns to her small southern hometown, but the trip is
a bittersweet one: Educated in the North, Pinky is engaged to a doctor who doesn't know that she is part black.
Her grandmother (Ethel Waters) is a proud black woman who is less than happy to learn that Pinky's fiancÚ is white.
Then, Pinky's friendship with a southern aristocrat, Miss Em (Ethel Barrymore), is cause for more scandal-and a lawsuit-when she dies
and leaves her house to Pinky. Shunned by both blacks and whites, Pinky's choices make her the unfortunate target of bigotry in
this compelling classic.