I honestly believe that this film should be screened at schools as part of an O level, (or whatever the equivalent is now) English or Social studies course. I have seen this at least 25 times and it still brings a tear to the eye and gives food for thought about how we as a society treat others. It covers life, the coming of age, prejudice and death,and is so creatively transferred onto the big screen. Sidney Poitier has made many brilliant performances, but this, although one of his earliest must rank as one of his best. The title song by Lulu is fantastic, (just a shame she did a shortenned version on her latest album, the original was much better).
All in all, a brilliant film to sit in by the fire on a cold rainy night, with a bottle of wine and dream how life could be here, if we all stood by the same values as Sidney Poitiers character.