Ivy Moore (Abbey Lincoln), housekeeper to a white family, is growing tired of domestic service and plans to leave the Long Island residence of her employers for big-city living. This sends the children of the household scrambling to find a way to make her stay. Just when it looks like Ivy’s about to exit the scene, one of the children finds Jack Parks (Sidney Poitier), a handsome, eligible bachelor who could be a perfect love match for Ivy.
Daniel Mann, also known as Daniel Chugerman (August 8, 1912 – November 21, 1991), was an American film and television director. Daniel Mann was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was a stage actor since childhood, and attended Erasmus Hall High School, New York’s Professional Children’s School and the Neighborhood Playhouse. He entered films in 1952 as a director, evincing very little flair for visual dynamics but an excellent ear for dialogue. Most of Mann’s films were adaptations from the stage (Come Back Little Sheba, The Rose Tattoo, The Teahouse of the August Moon) and literature (BUtterfield 8, The Last Angry Man). Daniel Mann died of heart failure in Los Angeles, California in November 1991. —Wikipedia