First screened in May 2002 / Most recently screened in February 2016
Director: Elia Kazan. Cast: Jeanne Crain, Ethel Waters, Ethel Barrymore, William Lundigan, Frederick O'Neal, Nina Mae McKinney, Griff Barnett, Basil Ruysdael, Evelyn Varden, Kenny Washington, Raymond Greenleaf. Screenplay: Philip Dunne and Dudley Nichols (based on the novel by Cid Ricketts Sumner). Twitter Capsule:
Queasier but more interesting than Gentleman's Agreement. Hoary view of the South, but the sour ambiance intrigues. Waters!
All the same qualities that make this retrograde make it unmissable as a cultural text: an outmoded societal vision and an odd, musty revival of tragic mulatta tropes.