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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Pinky (1949)


Pinky, a young nurse (Jeanne Crain), returns to her small southern hometown, but the trip is a bittersweet one: Educated in the North, Pinky is engaged to a doctor that doesn't know she is part Black. Her grandmother (Ethel Waters) is a proud Black woman who is less than happy to learn that Pinky's fiance is white. Then, Pinky's friendship with a southern aristocrat (Ethel Berrymore), is cause for more scandal-and a lawsuit-when she dies and leaves her house to Pinky. Shunned by both Blacks and Whites, Pinky's choices make her the unfortunate target of bigotry in this compelling classic.