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Assistant Direction (feature film)
Bette Davis was Emmy Award-nominated for her performance of a penniless widow who refuses to go on welfare and takes in a streetwise Black teenager as a foster child to earn money to survive. The script was written especially for her by first-time screenwriter Robert C.S. Downs.
The moving true story adapted from John Gunther's book about the life and early death from a brain tumor of his teenage son in 1947. An Emmy Award nomination went to cinematographer Michael Chapman.
Based on a true story, the film traces the life of a young man from the Brooklyn ghetto. After several years of being involved with gang and drug activities, Sonny goes to jail where his experiences shock him into a new perspective. Now with a new lease on life, Sonny finds new purpose, redirects hi
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