A Patch of Blue (1965)
|Producer(s)||Pandro S. Berman, Kathryn Hereford (associate), Guy Green (uncredited)|
|Top Genres||Drama, Film Adaptation|
|Top Topics||Alcohol, Book-Based, Mother Daughter, Prejudice|
A Patch of Blue Overview:
A Patch of Blue (1965) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Guy Green and produced by Pandro S. Berman, Guy Green and Kathryn Hereford.
The film was based on the novel Be Ready with Bells and Drums written by Elizabeth Kata published in 1961.
Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Elizabeth Hartman||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Shelley Winters||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: George W. Davis, Urie McCleary; Set Decoration: Henry Grace, Charles S. Thompson||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Robert Burks||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Jerry Goldsmith||Nominated|
A Patch of Blue (1965)By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 29, 2022 From 4 Star Films
I hope my analogy does not get misconstrued, but A Patch of Blue plays like a sublime fairy tale. It’s set in New York, a city that often feels as much of a visual fabrication made out of magic and myth as it is a real place anchored in time and space. Here is the very same world that exists i... Read full article
On Blu-ray: Sidney Poitier and in A Patch of Blue (1965)By KC on Sep 4, 2019 From Classic Movies
Though awarded and appreciated in its time, I’ve never felt that A Patch of Blue (1965) has gotten the attention it deserves. As a showcase for a pair of Sidney Poitier and Shelley Winter’s best performances, a wonderful debut for the delicate Elizabeth Hartman, and a tribute to the pow... Read full article
A Patch of Blue (1965)By Beatrice on Aug 15, 2018 From Flickers in Time
A Patch of Blue Directed by Guy Green Written by Guy Green from a novel by Elizabeth Kata 1965/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Amazon Instant First-rate performances raise a touching, if predictable, story a notch. Selina D’Arcy (Elizabeth Hartman) is an 18-year-old blind girl who live... Read full article
A Patch of Blue: When one sees with the HeartBy Virginie Pronovost on Jul 18, 2016 From The Wonderful World of Cinema
Is there some actors or actresses that you loved all their films you’ve seen so far? Sidney Poitier is, for me, one of them. I haven’t seen all his films yet, only Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? A Patch of Blue, In the Heat of the Night, The Defiant Ones, Edge of the City and Blackb... Read full article
A Patch of Blue(1965).By Dawn Sample on Aug 7, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks
A Patch of Blue (1965). Drama directed by Guy Green. Cast: Sidney Poitier, Elizabeth Hartman, Shelley Winters, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in this film. Scenes of Poitier and Hartman kissing were left out of the film when it was shown in film theaters in the So... Read full article
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Sadie: [ignoring her] Man, dig that crazy ghost! Hey, you hear a ghost tellin' me "hello" Rose-Ann?
Selina D'Arcy: Not ask just marry! You don't have to ask!
[at a cash register]
Selina D'Arcy: What's happening now?
Gordon Ralfe: They're adding it all up.
Selina D'Arcy: In their heads?
Gordon Ralfe: No, on machines. They don't use heads anymore.
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Hayley Mills was considered for lead role but was bypassed for unknown Elizabeth Hartman to cut costs.
Patty Duke was offered the lead part of Selina D'Arcy. Her managers, John and Ethel Ross, did not want her to take the part because they felt that playing a blind person so close to the time she portrayed Helen Keller would stereotype her for future roles.
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