Nominated for the 1950 Oscar® for Best Writing, Story and Screenplay, this intense drama about racial hatred pulls no punches. When a white patient in a hospital dies under the care of a black intern (Sidney Poitier), the victim’s racist brother (Richard Widmark) seeks to destroy the doctor’s career. Although the hospital’s idealistic Chief Resident (Stephen McNally) tries to diffuse the escalating tension, the victim’s ex-wife (Linda Darnell) seems to go along with the vengeance-seeker—until she realizes she’s on the wrong side.

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88% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.6/10
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Studio
20th Century Fox
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1950 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. Renewed 1977 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

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