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A Patch of Blue (DVD) (1965)

Sidney Poitier , Shelley Winters , Guy Green    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon
  • Directors: Guy Green
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen, Black & White, Mono
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 105 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002F1NRF2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,824 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Australia released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), French ( Mono ), WIDESCREEN, SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Shelley Winters won an Academy Award for her searing performance as Rose-Ann d'Arcy in A Patch of Blue. The star, however, is not Winters but Elizabeth Hartman, cast as d'Arcy's blind, sensitive daughter, Selina. A venomous prostitute, Rose-Ann treats both Selina and grandfather Ole Pa (Wallace Ford) like dirt. Fortunately, Selina finds a way out via the kindly Gordon Ralfe (Sidney Poitier), who befriends Hartman and tries to open up doors for her previously closed by her selfish mother. Despite the objections of the bigoted Rose-Ann and of Gordon's brother Mark (Ivan Dixon), a bond stronger than physical love is forged between Gordon and Selina. Brilliantly avoiding gooey sentiment throughout, A Patch of Blue was adapted for the screen by director Guy Green, from the novel Be Ready with Bells and Drums by Elizabeth Kata. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar Academy Awards, ...A Patch of Blue

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic film - Sidney is awesome! 26 Jan 2006
By A Customer
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I have been watching Sidney Potier in films for more than 30 years and although other women had raved about him I never really got him until I saw this film. Then I fully appreciated his air of nobleness, majesty and, dare I say it, pure animal magnetism. He is truely an awesome actor at the height of his game in this film.
The female leads are also brilliant. Shelly Winters deservedly got an oscar for her portrayal of a grusome mother. Elizabeth Hartman is completely convincing as the simple love-starved central character. If I was to recommend one Potier film it would be this one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patch of Blue 3 Feb 2011
The Patch of Blue is a classic movie made in the 1950's in black and white. It has a good British director, strong cast, good camera angles and a strong script and music score.

It is a moving story about a black guy, played by Sidney Poitier who befriends a white young blind girl in the park. They become friends and the guy teaches the blind woman some useful life tips which helps her to grow independent. The girl lives in unconventional family who are not supportive towards her disability.

Her only escape from her family is the trip to the park to meet her one and only friend who she is unaware he is black. If you want to know how she reacts to the news when she finds out, you have to watch the movie to find out.

It is worth a buy if you love old 1950's movies. It was a controversial movie at its time dealing with black and white relationships.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A moving film 30 Jan 2011
By C. Cook
I love this film, at last I found it on DVD, it was only available on region one until recently, I have loved this film since I first saw it years ago. Sidney Poitier is brilliant, a film I like to watch every now and again, a good old fashioned weepy.....I love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable, Classy, The Finest Truest Film 14 Jun 2014
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Saw this film over 40 years ago as a child and Ive never forgotten it. A true Great with Class
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4.0 out of 5 stars Warm music! 12 Oct 2013
By Frank
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The soundtrack gives the right atmosphere! It's a beautiful Jerry Fielding score.
Especially if you have seen the movie! Buy the cd!
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