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… More
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"A wonderful twist on the adage that love is blind."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"A beautifully moving film."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Effective drama that was something of a breakthrough at the time."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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