Pinky

Pinky

Elian Kazan once again skillfully takes on taboo social injustices in his 1949 film, Pinky. This time with America’s prejudice against the black population. Patricia "Pinky" Johnson (skillfully played by Jeanne Crain) is a light-skinned black woman, studying nursing at a New England medical institute. She falls in love with a white doctor who does not know about her black heritage. When Pinky heads back South to visit her illiterate black laundress grandmother (Ethel Waters), Pinky experiences extreme prejudice. Her grandmother asks her to stay temporarily to care for her ailing, elderly white friend and neighbor, Miss Em (Ethel Barrymore) who Pinky disregards as another bigot.

All three lead female actresses were nominated for Acadamy Awards for their remarkable roles in Pinky.

Pinky

  • Director: Elia Kazan
  • Year: 1949
  • Run Time: 102 mins
  • Country: US
  • Rating: R