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Thumbnail for Pinky (1949) Pinky (1949)

Basics Critics:63Viewers:69Rusty:77
Category: DramaNotable as: DramaSub-Category: drama film, film based on literatureRuntime: 101 - 102 minutesColor: black-and-whiteLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Elia Kazan, John FordScreenwriter: Philip Dunne, Dudley NicholsMusic: Alfred NewmanCinematography: Joseph MacDonaldStars: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore, Ethel Waters, Nina Mae McKinney, William Lundigan, Basil Ruysdael, Evelyn Varden, Frederick O'Neal, Griff Barnett Producer: Darryl F. ZanuckStudio: 20th Century FoxAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Jeanne Crain)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Ethel Barrymore)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Ethel Waters)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Pinky is a 1949 American drama film starring Jeanne Crain, Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Waters. All three actresses were nominated for the Academy Award, Crain for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and Barrymore and Waters for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film was adapted from the Cid Ricketts Sumner novel Quality by Philip Dunne and Dudley Nichols and directed by Elia Kazan. The film is about a light-skinned African-American nursing student, played by Crain, passing for white. Pinky was released by Twentieth Century Fox to both critical acclaim and controversy.

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