One Potato, Two Potato (1964)


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)


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  1. Michael
    September 6, 2018

    Many thanks for this one Jon

  2. Jenny
    December 18, 2018

    I have been after this film for many years, thanks so much

  3. James
    March 27, 2020

    Thanks much for posting this.

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