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146 Ratings

A Patch of Blue

Directed by Guy Green
United States, 1965


A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life.

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A Patch of Blue Directed by Guy Green

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1966 | Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1966 | 4 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1967 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

Writers Guild of America

1966 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1966 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer - Female

1966 | 5 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

Critics reviews

While it may not be a love story in the traditional sense, there’s more trust and tenderness on display here than is found in most cinematic treatments of amour fou—culminating in a kiss both ingenuous and passionate.
December 30, 2016
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