Study of interracial marriage in the 1960’s. A white divorcée falls in love with and marries an African-American man. When her ex-husband sues for custody of her child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, the new husband fights for his parental rights in court, fighting against a judge who represents the prejudices of the era.
Director: Larry Peerce.
Stars: Barbara Barrie, Marti Mericka, Bernie Hamilton, Richard Mulligan, Harry Bellaver, Robert Earl Jones, Vinnette Carroll, Anthony Spinelli, Faith Burwell, Jack Stamberger, Michael Shane.
1964 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
1965 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay – Written Directly for the Screen (Orville H. Hampton/Raphael Hayes)