Pinky Johnson (Jeanne Crain) returns to the South to visit Dicey (Ethel Waters), the illiterate black laundress grandmother who raised her. Pinky confesses to Dicey that she passed for white while studying to be a nurse in the North. She had also fallen in love with white Dr. Thomas Adams (William Lundigan), who knows nothing about her black heritage.
|author||Dudley Nichols Philip Dunne|
|director||Elia Kazan John Ford|
|keywords||african american end greedy relative law enforcement old friend pass serve white woman|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|producer||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||black race and ethnicity|