form y A Patch of Blue single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of Be Ready with Bells and Drums Elizabeth Kata 1961 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1965 1965
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Accidentally blinded as a child, eighteen-year-old Selina D'Arcey falls in love with a gentle and charming man, Gordon Ralfe, whom she meets in a rare visit to a park. Her racist mother declares that because Gordon is black, their relationship cannot continue, forcing Selina to choose between her family and her heart.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • c
      United States of America (USA),
      Filmways Inc , 1965 .
      Extent: 105 min.p.
      Description: Black and white


1966 Nominated International Awards Golden Globes (USA) Best Screenplay - Guy Green
1965 Winner International Awards Writers Guild of America Award Best written 'American' drama.
Last amended 20 Aug 2010