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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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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When he took her in his arms...she had crossed the color line! See more »

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18 March 1960 (USA)  »

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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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Very good movie.
8 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in the theater while I was in high school, I liked it. It was about a beautiful woman, who was supposed to be a light-skinned Negro. She never came across, to me anyway, as black. She met the wealthy white man (Franciscus), they fell in love and were married. The couple were very popular, in their circle of friends, and went out often to night clubs. There was a band (black men) playing where they went and the woman was very 'friendly' with one of the players. It was her brother or other relative and she didn't want her husband to know who he was. Later, she became pregnant and, just before delivery time, her husband came to the hospital and heard her talking in her sleep, saying, 'is it black?'. He assumes that she was having an affair with the black man and wants a divorce. The baby was white, or light, just like her. I was intrigued with the movie, but, can't remember the whole plot or the ending.


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