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The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 

As the black chauffeur of an elderly southern woman, Sam must overcome prejudice to prevent the death of a black woman.

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Miz Melny Trafford
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Sheriff Blount
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Willis Tyler
James Ingersoll ...
Clayton Trafford
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Nell Tyler
Michael Kruger ...
Billy Joe Bob
Jeff Tyler ...
Toad
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Miz Patty
Elyse Donalson ...
Nurse Ethel
Howard Matthew Johnson ...
Jesse Tyler (as Howard Johnson)
Christopher J. Keene ...
Doctor
J.T. Solomon ...
Effie
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Sam leaps into the body of an elderly black man, Jesse Tyler, in the US South. It's 1955 and racism is institutionalized. Not realizing initially that he is black, Sam commits a major error when he takes a seat in the local diner, raising the ire of a couple of local rednecks. Sam learns that Jesse is chauffeur to Miss Melny Trafford, a highly respected local citizen. The US civil rights movement has yet to begin, but Sam decides he's going to take action. Written by garykmcd

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3 May 1989 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Miss Melanie's husband Charles Trafford served as the Governor of Alabama prior to his death in 1947. See more »

Goofs

As hologram Al is trying to convince Miz Melny Trafford not to get in the car, you can see his shadow on the ground and the car door. See more »

Quotes

Miz Melny Trafford: [Being attended] What are you doin'?
Dr. Sam Beckett: I'm just checkin' to see if you're all right.
Miz Melny Trafford: Since when did you get a medical degree?
Dr. Sam Beckett: Well, I've done some doctoring in my time.
Miz Melny Trafford: Well, I'll thank you to please keep your colored voodoo to yourself!
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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We Shall Overcome
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Written by Charles Albert Tindley
Performed by Dean Stockwell
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