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Ballad in Blue ()


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Ray Charles attempts to help a down-on-their-luck boozing family whose son is blind. He wants to finance the recovery of his eye-sight, but the family is afraid what might happen if... See more »

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Himself
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Steve Collins
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Peggy Harrison
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Gina Graham
Piers Bishop ...
David
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Mrs. Babbidge
Lucy Appleby ...
Margaret
Joe Adams ...
Fred
Robert Lee Ross ...
Duke Wade
Anne Padwick ...
Bus Conductress
Monika Henreid ...
Antonia
Brendan Agnew ...
Antonia's protector
Vernon Hayden ...
Headmaster
Leo McCabe ...
Doctor Leger
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The Raelettes ...
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Directed by

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Paul Henreid

Written by

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Paul Henreid ... (story)
 
Burton Wohl ... ()

Produced by

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Herman Blaser ... producer
Alexander Salkind ... executive producer
Michael Salkind ... executive producer (as Miguel Salkind)

Cinematography by

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Robert Huke ... (as Bob Huke)

Film Editing by

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Raymond Poulton

Editorial Department

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John Lee ... assistant editor

Art Direction by

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Lionel Couch

Makeup Department

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Henry Montsash ... hair stylist (as H. Montsash)
George Partleton ... hair stylist

Production Management

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R.L.M. Davidson ... production manager
Wilfred Eades ... production supervisor (as Wilfrid Eades)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stuart Freeman ... assistant director
Alex Carver-Hill ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Nigel Watts ... third assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Tony Curtis ... draughtsman
John Poyner ... property master (uncredited)

Sound Department

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John Aldred ... sound recordist
Claude Hitchcock ... sound recordist
Jim Shields ... dubbing editor (as James Shields)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ronnie Taylor ... camera operator (as Ron Taylor)
Ray Andrew ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Peter Hurst ... camera operator (uncredited)
Ronnie Maasz ... camera operator (uncredited)
Simon Ransley ... focus puller (uncredited)
Stephen Smith ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jackie Cummins ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Derek Parr ... location manager

Music Department

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Stanley Black ... composer: additional music
Ray Charles ... musical director

Other crew

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Eileen Head ... continuity
Alexander Salkind ... presenter

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Also Known As
  • Blues for Lovers (United States)
  • Light out of Darkness (United States)
  • Ballade en bleu (France)
  • Sinfonia Azul (Brazil)
  • Fény a sötétben (Hungary)
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  • 89 min
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Trivia Ardmore studios had gone into administration in November 1963, and despite the fact that they were still looking for a new owner, it was opened to accommodate this production. See more »
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