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15 Ratings

The Well

United States, 1951
Film noir


In a racially mixed American town, a 5-year-old black girl falls unnoticed into a hidden, forgotten well on her way to school.

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The Well Directed by Leo C. Popkin, Russell Rouse

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1952 | 2 nominations including: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay

Writers Guild of America

1952 | Nominee: The Robert Meltzer Award (Screenplay Dealing Most Ably with Problems of the American Scene) (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1952 | Nominee: Best Original Score

Critics reviews

It’s a remarkable movie, one that both highlights the central American crisis with dramatic audacity and, with a documentary-rooted sense of nuance, reveals its underlying, endemic social framework.
August 06, 2020
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