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I Passed for White
I Passed for White
Actors: Isabelle Cooley, Elizabeth Council, Elizabeth Harrower, Thomas Brown Henry, Jimmy Lydon
Director: Fred Wilcox
Genres: Drama
NR     2007     1hr 32min

Starring Sonya Wilde, James Franciscus, Patricia Michon, Isabel Cooley, Lon Ballantyne, Elizabeth Council, Max Mellinger, Phyllis Cox, Temple Hatton, Elizabeth Harrower, Freita Shaw, Jimmy Lydon, Calvin Jackson and Ed Shas...  more »

     
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Actors: Isabelle Cooley, Elizabeth Council, Elizabeth Harrower, Thomas Brown Henry, Jimmy Lydon
Director: Fred Wilcox
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance, Classics
Studio: TeleVista
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 10/02/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/1960
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1960
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 5
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

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Paul Kaminer | Red Springs, NC | 09/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw this movie 47 years ago when I was age 7. It is memorable and is an early attempt to show the injustice created by a society which insists races cannot mix. Not only do I remember scenes from the movie, but I remember the tears running down my mother's face as the movie concluded with a predicable end. I have long awaited the release of this movie. I will soon see it for the second time after 47 years!"
Fine film but Terrible Print.
Trevor William Douglas | Gorokan, NSW Australia | 10/09/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Having waited many years to see this film, I was anticipating a great quality DVD print for the price. Imagine my surprise when I sat down to enjoy it for the first time and noticed scratches and tears (think the opening credits of John Cassavete's Johnny Staccato. The full frame format makes it impossible to read the credits without losing half of the
names.
You would think such a rare gem as this would deserve to be remastered and preserved.
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A Rare Piece!
Dr. L | New York City, NY United States | 03/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Waited a long time for this one! Cover design on box is really bad abnnd they should have used the wonderful original poster design. The print is in really bad shape, alot os scratches and sound jumps, but it is alot of fun to watch. No extras and the box was all torn on the copy I paid for."
Film didn't pass, really flunked.
Hollywood Hack | 02/28/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This film had every chance in the world to make a meaningful statement about racial prejudice and threw each one away. Sonja Wilde's part, where she is obviously white or pale, is not very believable when she tells an employer she is black so she can't get a job. James Franciscus overacts as her racist husband, but his script is at fault. The story needed some compelling event where she could admit she was part black and he could try to accept it (ex. the baby lived and resembled him as the real father) but instead he only rants and raves that she shouldn't socialize with black people. A bit too long where our bride must lie about her black parents with no DVD extras to relieve the tedium."