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Pretty Hattie's Baby (1991)

An unreleased film about a white girl adopted by a black family in 1950s Nevada. Based on the early life of Fauna Hodel whose grandfather is prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.

Director:

Ivan Passer

Writers:

Fauna Hodel (story), Rod McCall (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Alfre Woodard ... Hattie
Charles S. Dutton ... Dudley (as Charles Dutton)
Jill Clayburgh ... Denise
Bobby Hosea ... Charles
Tess Harper ... Maya
Alison Elliott ... Annie / Sarah - as a Teenager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
T.J. Castronovo ... Casino Owner
Lanei Chapman ... Aunt Daisy
Terence Ford Terence Ford ... Lawyer
Ketty Lester Ketty Lester
Heather Lind De Vore Heather Lind De Vore ... Annie / Sarah - as a Young Girl (as Heather Lind)
Willard E. Pugh
Wesley Thompson ... Preacher
Frantz Turner ... Willie
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An unreleased film about a white girl adopted by a black family in 1950s Nevada. Based on the early life of Fauna Hodel whose grandfather is prime suspect in the Black Dahlia murder case.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Trivia

Influenced by the same real events at the core of Brian De Palma's The Black Dahlia (2006), True Confessions (1981), Who Is the Black Dahlia? (1975), that were also fundamental for the development of The Devil's Muse (2007), I Am the Night (2019), Hunter: The Black Dahlia (1988), also influenced Black Dahlia (2006), portrayed in documentaries like E! Mysteries & Scandals: The Black Dahlia (1998), Case Reopened: The Black Dahlia (1999), Cold Case Files: The Black Dahlia (2006) and inspired the name of the band The Black Dahlia Murder. See more »

Quotes

Hattie: I know you can hear me. Now get on out here, sister. I'm gonna whup your ass. I'm gonna whup your ass so good when we all be sitting in church, you still gonna be standing.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

The Colors of Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Carson City, Nevada, USA See more »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cacti Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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