Return to home page
Searching: Otterbein library catalog
  Previous Record Previous Item Next Item Next Record
  Reviews, Summaries, etc...
Title A patch of blue / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents the Pandro S. Berman-Guy Green production ; associate producer, Kathryn Hereford ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; written for the screen and directed by Guy Green.
Imprint Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003]
Edition Widescreen version.

Subject Kata, Elizabeth. -- Film adaptations.
Racism -- Drama.
Interracial dating -- Drama.
Blind women -- Drama.
African American men -- Drama.
Alt Name Green, Guy, 1913-2005,
Berman, Pandro S., 1905-1996,
Hereford, Kathryn,
Burks, Robert,
Roland, Rita,
Goldsmith, Jerry,
Davis, George W., 1914-1998,
McCleary, Urie,
Grace, Henry,
Thompson, Charles (Charles S.),
Hoag, Robert R., 1908-1987,
Milton, Franklin,
Poitier, Sidney,
Winters, Shelley,
Hartman, Elizabeth, 1941-1987,
Ford, Wallace, 1898-1966,
Dixon, Ivan, 1931-2008,
Fraser, Elisabeth, 1920-2005,
Qualen, John, 1899-1987,
Flynn, Kelly,
Storm, Debi,
Vanni, Renata, 1909-2004,
LoMedico, Saverio, 1915-1999,
Kata, Elizabeth. Be ready with bells & drums.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Description 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Edition Widescreen version.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; letterbox widscreen presentation enhanced for widescreen TVs; Dolby digital mono.
Note In English or dubbed French with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish; closed-captioned.
Cast Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon, Elisabeth Fraser, John Qualen, Kelly Flynn, Debi Storm, Renata Vanni, Saverio LoMedico.
Credits Director of photography, Robert Burks ; film editor, Rita Roland ; music, Jerry Goldsmith ; art direction, George W. Davis and Urie McCleary ; set decoration, Henry Grace, Charles S. Thompson ; special visual effects, Robert R. Hoag ; recording supervisor, Franklin Milton.
Note Based on the novel: Be ready with bells and drums / by Elizabeth Kata.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.
Special features: Commentary by writer-director Guy Green; "Sidney Poitier : the legacy" essay; Stills gallery; Award notes; Theatrical trailer; Cast & crew credits.
Audience Not rated by the MPAA.
Summary A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother.
Awards Academy award, 1966: Best supporting actress (Winters); Golden Globe, 1966: Most promising newcomer - female (Hartman).
ISBN 0790772337
ISBN/ISSN 012569536326
Publisher # 65363 Warner Home Video
OCLC # 51845612