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Pinky

Pinky(1949)

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A light-skinned black woman returns home after passing for white in nursing school.

Cast & Crew

Elia Kazan Director
Jeanne Crain Patricia "Pinky" Johnson
Ethel Waters Dicey Johnson
William Lundigan Dr. Thomas Adams
Basil Ruysdael Judge Walker
Kenny Washington Dr. Canady
Evelyn Varden Melba Wooley
Raymond Greenleaf Judge Shoreham
Dan Riss Stanley
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York premiere: 29 Sep 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  AFI*; LC
FCA 3242-45
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  101-02 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,148    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • Stinky

    noodles 2013-09-05

    Stale, far-fetched and sanctimonious tale that seems to reinforce the old belief in "Separate, But Equal". MORE>

  • Pinky

    Goetan 2013-08-26

    A powerful study of a light-skinned black woman passing for a white. Crain recieved an Oscar nomination as the title character, as did Ethel's... MORE>

  • "Pinky" is a racist hymn to white racial purity.

    A. Powell 2013-02-09

    1) By claiming that "Pinky" is only a superior or pretty variety of "Negro," the film proclaims the "inferiority" of the... MORE>