Synopsis: A light-skinned African American woman falls in love with a white doctor, though he is unaware of her true race.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Elia Kazan, John Ford
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
102 min

come back and take in washing.

Granny, I was awful glad

when you stopped sending me money.

- What you mean?

- I didn't want you breaking

your back for me forever.

Stopped? I ain't never missed once.

I giveJake Waters that money...

just like I been doin' every week

since his pa died.

I gotta seeJake about that.

Kind of superstitious about him.

I'll go seeJake.

I'll get it back for you.

How much do you get

for a wash like this?

- Oh, they don't count,

far as money goes.

- You mean you're not paid for it?

- Course not. They're Miss Em's.

- Yeah. I can see it's Miss Em's.

- You mean to say she

doesn't pay you for it?

- Not in cash money.

Miss Em ain't got no cash money.

Besides, she's old now... old and sick.

- She has a house full of

valuable antiques, hasn't she?

- But they're family things.

Can't sell them.

Besides, why are you

so set agin Miss Em?

- She ain't never hurt you.

- Look at her house.

Slave-built, slave-run

and run-down ever since.

I went through that gate

in her garden once, just once,

when I was a little girl.

She ordered me out,

and I'll never forget it.

Oh, Miss Em ain't never liked

children traipsin' around in her garden.

Why, when she had that boarding school,

she made them girls play...

on the other side of the house.

Guess I'll look in on her now like I do

every morning to see if she's all right.

(Train Whistle Blows, Distant)

(Pinky's Voice)

Tom. Tom.

I'll send him a telegram. Western Union.

I want to send a telegram.

Yes. Straight wire.

"Dr. Thomas Adams.

"St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Boston.

"Darling. All a terrible mistake.

"Returning by the fiirst train.

"Meet me at the station, please.

I love you, love you,

love you, love you. "

(Man) Get up there.

Come on, you lazy devil. Come on.

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