Ruby Bridges

Synopsis: The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate and the segregarding of all-white schools of New Orleans. Although she was the only black...
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Euzhan Palcy
Production: Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment
  4 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

[ Bell Ringing ]

[ Woman ]

Hold Your Horses Now.

[ Laughs ]


[ Kids Chattering, Laughing ]

Be Careful. Bye.

Did You See

Cathy's Glove?

Yeah, It Was Neat.

I Bet If I Had Her Glove,

I Could Catch Real Good.

Yeah, Right.

[ Man ] All Right,

Keep Your Eye On That Ball.

Keep Your Eye On It.

Here We Go, Here We Go.

Come On, Now. Come On.

Pitch It! Come On Now.

All Right, Here We Go.

Here We Go.

All Right. You Ready?

You Ready?

Y'all Back Up Out There.

Back Up!

Come On Now.

Come On! All Right.

That's The Way.

That's The Way.

All Right.

Na, Na, Na-Na, Na


Ruby Nelle!


Mrs. Bridges,

Your Ruby Scored

Very, Very Well

On The School Board Exam.

So Well, In Fact,

That She Outdid

Most Of The First Graders

Throughout The Entire District.

[ Laughs ]

My Ruby?


[ People Chattering ]

Throw The Ball!

Throw The Ball!

Throw The Ball!

Go On, Ruby!

Go On, Girl!

Come On! Run!

Tag The Base!

- Out! Out!

- [ Shouting, Cheering ]

- [ Girl ] Out!

- Safe!

- You Know You Were Out.

- [ Indistinct Arguing ]

- You Know You Were Out!

- Safe, Safe, Safe.

You Were Out.

Mrs. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson!

- [ Laughing ]

- [ People Cheering ]

- Safe.

- Safe, Boy! I Told You!


This Time.


Daddy, Daddy, Daddy!


[ Kids Chattering ]

I Got The Blues

I'm Just As Blue As I Can Be

Hi, Mr. Taylor.

Hey, Ruby, Sweetie.

Hi, Abon.

Mr. Taylor.

I Got The Blues

Hey, Y'all.

Hey, Abon.

[ Chattering ]

Come On, Daddy.

Go On.

[ Ruby Giggles ]

- Hi, Mrs. Stein.

- Ruby Nelle, Looks Like

You've Grown There A Bit.

Huh, Sweetie Pie?

[ Giggles ]

Seems Last Week You Couldn't

See Over The Counter.

[ Chuckles ]

Thanks For The Good News,


I'm Sure Ruby

Will Do Us Proud.

I Have No Doubt.

And Thank You, Mrs. Bridges.

See You Again Soon.

Oh, This Here's

My Husband, Abon.

Dr. A.C. Broyard

Of The Naacp.

Glad To Meet You,

Mr. Bridges.

And This Here

Is My Ruby.

Is This The Little Girl

I Hear Is So Smart?



You've Got

A Special One Here, Sir.

Special, Indeed.

She's Been Picked

With Five Other Girls,

And They're

About To Do Something

That No Other Negro Children

Have Done In New Orleans.

You've Got A Lot

To Be Proud Of.

Good Day.

Bye Now.

[ Kids Chattering ]

[ Boy ]

I Got The Blues

Just A Blue As I Can Be

I Got The Blues

Hey, Hey, Hey.

[ Man On Television ] We Go Now

To Our Network Correspondent.

[ Together ]

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep.

I Pray The Lord My Soul To Keep.

[ Kids Continue Praying ]

In Baton Rouge Today,

Governor James Houston Davis

Called For A Special

Legislative Session

To Determine How To Stop

The Racial Mixing In

New Orleans Public Schools,

Which Is Set To Begin

On Monday.

The Attorney General

Warned The Governor

Not To Interfere With

The Federal Court's Order

To Desegregate

The Schools.

But Davis Vowed Vehemently

To Preserve Segregation

Despite The Warning.

The Lawmakers--

[ Television Off ]

[ Sighs ]

We Gotta Talk Some More.

I Heard What He Said, Abon,

And I'm Not Lettin' It

Scare Me.

Now, Gov. Davis Can Fuss

All He Want To,

But The Federal Government

Is Above The State.

So He Just

Ain't Got No Choice.

But Why We Gotta Put Ruby

Where She Ain't Even Wanted?

I Mean, If She Did So Good

On That Test,

That Must Mean She Doin'

Just Fine Where She At.

But You Know Colored Schools

Ain't As Good

As The White Ones.

Now Dr. Broyard Said That Ruby

Has What It Takes To Go Far.

Honey, No One Ever Took

That Type Of Interest

In You And Me As Kids.

Now Did They?

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