Charlie is a black New York lawyer who is falsely accused of a crime in a Texas town. Escaping from his tormentors, Charlie takes refuge in a farmhouse. Here he meets unmarried, pregnant Marlene Chambers. Hostile towards each other at first, Charlie and Marlene become friends.
Director: Lamont Johnson.
Stars: Patty Duke, Al Freeman Jr., Ford Rainey, William Hardy, Chris Wilson, Archie Moore, Noble Willingham, Dave Ward.
PRIMETIME EMMYS – Winner of 3 Awards.
DIRECTOR’S GUILD OF AMERICA – Winner, DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television (Lamont Johnson/Ralph Ferrin).
IMAGE AWARDS – Winner of the Image Award for Best Program of the Year.