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Shelby Coles is engaged to marry talented white jazz musician Meade Howell, but the pair face opposition from both Meade's family, who object to an inter-racial marriage, and Shelby's parents, who want her to marry a professional. As Shelby is afflicted by premarital doubts, handsome Lute McNeil arrives on the scene, determined to make Shelby his at any cost.
You've undermined me all my life. You've only loved part of me, and that's not enough.
How can... how can you say that? I... I dedicated my life to you.
You've always measured me by your standards. My mother was never happy because of you. I married for the wrong reasons, because for you.
Talk... all this talk is nonsense. You should be thinking about Shelby's wedding.
My life is falling apart. My husband is leaving me.
I don't want to think about that. I can't... I can't think about that.
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This is an excellent movie. African American Styles of Life
I have watched this movie several times. And I feel that the only audience that can not truly appreciate this movie are those that have never lived or know someone that has lived such a lifestyle. I am African American and I lived some of the writings in this movie. Maybe not the wealthy aspect but certainly the racism and the entire Black, White, Lighter Tone African Amercian aspect of the movie. This movie gives true insight of how African American view themselves even as race of our own: Are we good enough to get married just for love even though we are the opposite race? Are we even to marry out of race? Are we to marry for money or social standard? The wedding covers all these topics and so much more. Please watch the movie again and try to watch and understand that these events has or do happen in Real Life.
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