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A Patch Of Blue

A Patch Of Blue

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A Patch Of Blue, Accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother Rose-Ann at the age of five, Selina D’Arcey spends the next 13 years confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with “Ole Pa”, Selina’s grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selina meets Gordon Ralfe, a thoughtful young office worker whose kind-hearted treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when the cruel, domineering Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids her to have anything more to do with him because he is black. Selina continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann’s fury, who is determined to end the relationship for good.

STARS: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman


105 min | Drama, Romance | 1965 | Color

 

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Very emotional
I love this movie so much. I bought the DVD and I can't seem to stop watching it. The acting by the superb cast and the plot is what makes this movie stand out from many other good movies. Guy Green did an awesome job picking the cast.
SIDNEY POITIER:Sidney does a great job as Gordon Ralfe. An African-American business man who lives with his brother, Mark and tries to live an ordinary life. He is also a compassionate man who has a giving heart and doesn't judge everyone.
ELIZABETH HARTMAN:I think Elizabeth Hartman's performance is what makes me want to keep watching it over and over again. Hartman plays soft spoken Selina D'Arcy. Accidentally blinded as a child, Selina learns how to deal with life despite having not been taught very much. Selina only knows how to do the house chores and is used to the constant abuse by her mother and grandfather which whom she lives with. Selina is as fragile and naive as a small child. Although blind, Selina doesn't let that get in the way. Visits to the park and her small job of beading necklaces are how she and Gordon(Poitier)actually meet. Hartman's performance is the rare gem of it all.
SHELLY WINTERS:I didn't really like Winters in this role. But because she played it so well....I can say that I liked it. Winters plays Rose-Ann D'Arcy, a middle aged, foul mouthed prostitute who's also Selina's mother. It is her fault that Selina is blind. Her fault that Selina was raped and her fault that life is the way it is for Selina. But Rose-Ann doesn't care about anyone but herself. She bad mouths her own father and physically abuses Selina. She has a short temper and makes money the best way she knows how. She apparently makes life a living hell for almost everyone.
The love Selina has for Gordon is as pure and heart warming as true love can get. I don't normally like romance movies but this movie is far from that. It's a story of the love two people from different worlds have for each other and let nothing get in the way. I LOVE IT!!!

One of the best movies ever made...it will touch your soul.
I remember the first time I watched this, I must have been around 14 & it still resonates with me. I'm 60 now & it still brings a tear. I guess I'll always love Sidney Poitier because of this movie. It doesn't make sense because I'm a straight white guy with conservative values. But I'm a human & this movie makes you feel human.
I just watched it on TCM again for probably the 50th time & it still brings out every emotion. I swear I cry every time I watch it & I know I'm going to cry but it's such a great movie. I could tell you how fantastic Poitier is or how Shelley Winters will make you so angry or how much you will fall in love with Elizabeth Hartman but there are others who can tell you that better than me.
I just wanted someone out there who is looking to watch a great movie but has doubts because it's about race relations or it's in black & white instead of color, that to give it a viewing next time it's on TCM. You won't regret it.
If you are kinda sensitive & don't like crying in front of someone, watch it alone. It will be a cry that is worthwhile.
One of my all-time favorites.

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