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I Passed for White (1960)

 |  Drama  |  18 March 1960 (USA)
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A young girl meets and marries the man of her dreams--only she hasn't told him that she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends are white.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonya Wilde ...
Bernice Lee / Lila Brownell
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Rick Leyton
Patricia Michon ...
Sally Roberts (as Pat Michon)
Elizabeth Council ...
Ann Leyton
Griffin Crafts ...
Mr. Leyton
Isabel Cooley ...
Bertha (as Isabelle Cooley)
Jimmy Lydon ...
Jay Morgan (as James Lydon)
Thomas Browne Henry ...
Dr. Merritt (as Thomas B. Henry)
Max Mellinger ...
Mr. Gordon
Phyllis Cole ...
Nurse
Calvin Jackson ...
Eddie, in Dance School
Lon Ballantyne ...
Chuck
Temple Hatton ...
Eddie, Friend of Bernice
Freita Shaw ...
Gram
Edmund Hashim ...
Club Patron (as Ed Hashim)
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A young girl meets and marries the man of her dreams--only she hasn't told him that she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends are white.

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I look white... I married white... Now I must live with a secret that can destroy us both! See more »

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La negra bianca  »

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Ann Leyton: She's not natural. She's like a cat in a strange attic.
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A Real True Story
20 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What makes this movie special is that it is a true story written by Mary Bradley about people known to her personally, Reba Lee and her mother. The ending was what really happened in real life and the book and movie were pretty much true to life, not "based on a true story" like so many other movies that end up paying only lip service to the true story. Reba Lee's mother was Mary Bradley's seamstress, so she got the story first hand from the people it happened to. To me, that makes the story even more meaningful than if the author had simply interviewed someone she didn't know and told the story from her own viewpoint. I saw the movie many, many years ago and I am not sure I remember details exactly, but it seems to me that the movie was pretty faithful to the book. If you can find either the book or the movie, it is well worth your time to read or watch it.


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