Aspiring actress Lora Meredith meets Annie Johnson, a homeless black woman at Coney Island and soon they share a tiny apartment. Each woman has an intolerable daughter, though, Annie's little girl Sarah Jane, is by far the worse. Neurotic and obnoxious, Sarah Jane doesn't like being black; since she's light-skinned (her father was practically white), she spends the rest of the film passing as white, much to her mother's heartache and shame. Lora, meanwhile, virtually ignores her own daughter in a single-minded quest for stardom.Written by
John Gavin - Maybe the most handsome man ever appeared on the screen
A lot of comments were written on this movie. I recently viewed it for the first time - and I liked it.
The story is interesting and exciting. There are remarkable scenes in it especially with Juanita Moore. There is likable acting by Lana Turner and Sandra Dee too. A special bonus is the appearing of Mahalia Jackson. Of course there are some scenes which seem overloaded towards the end.
But I was most impressed by leading man John Gavin. I wonder why not only one comment focuses on him. Never recognized that he was looking that good. And I think his acting was everything but wooden.
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