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Summary: A racially mixed woman working as a nurse in Boston finds she can pass as White, but leaves her fiance afraid that her true heritage will be discovered. Back at home in Mississippi, she is named heiress of an estate that her family has worked for, touching off a heated situation among the locals amidst a trial.

Item details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Ca. : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2005], 1949.

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General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1949; and was the subject of a landmark Supreme Court case in film censorship.
Dolby Digital stereo. and mono. (English track with Spanish subtitles).
Contains an audio commentary by film historian Kenneth Geist and an original theatrical trailer.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Based on the novel "Quality" by Cid Ricketts Sumner.
Participant or Performer Note: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, William Lundigan.
Language Note:
English dialogue, English and Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Sumner, Cid Ricketts 1890-1970 Film adaptations
Passing (Identity) Drama
African Americans Race identity Drama
Racially mixed people Mississippi Drama
Mississippi Race relations Drama
Discriminación racial Estados Unidos Teatro
Bienes (Derecho) Estados Unidos Teatro
Sumner, Cid Ricketts 1890-1970
African Americans Race identity
Passing (Identity)
Race relations
Racially mixed people
Genre: Adaptations cinématographiques.
Films pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Films de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Film adaptations.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Films for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System:
      Augusta-Richmond Co. Public Lib.
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31019005483824 AV Available
Mountain Regional Library System:
      Mountain Regional Library
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31035006641871 AV Available

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