A Patch Of Blue


A Patch Of Blue Review

PIty blind Selina (Elizabeth Hartman). She hasn't been marginalized so much as completely ignored by her family and society. She's a grown woman and yet she's never even been taught how to cross the street. Lucky for her she finds a savior in Gordon (Sidney Poitier), who takes her under his wing and teaches her the basics of getting around in modern society -- though he, of course, can see. A romance develops, but it doesn't go over well in these barely-unsegregated days. Whether this ends in total tragedy or a bittersweet parting is the only real question here (though the ending was altered from the novel) -- but the film is so well-acted and expertly written that you root for them nonetheless. Shelley Winters (inexplicably) won an Oscar for her role as Selina's bigoted mother.

A Patch Of Blue

Facts and Figures

Run time: 105 mins

In Theaters: Friday 10th December 1965

Budget: $800 thousand

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)


Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 6

IMDB: 8.1 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: Pandro S. Berman,

Starring: as Gordon Ralfe, as Rose-Ann D'Arcey, as Selina D'Arcey, as Ole Pa, as Mark Ralfe, Elisabeth Fraser as Sadie, as Mr. Faber, Kelly Flynn as Yanek Faber, Debi Storm as Selina, Age 5, Renata Vanni as Mrs. Favaloro, Saverio LoMedico as Mr. Favaloro

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