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I Passed for White (1960)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 March 1960 (USA)
A young girl meets and marries the man of her dreams--only she hasn't told him that she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends are white.

Director:

Fred M. Wilcox

Writers:

Mary Hastings Bradley (novel), Fred M. Wilcox (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sonya Wilde Sonya Wilde ... Bernice Lee / Lila Brownell
James Franciscus ... Rick Leyton
Patricia Michon ... Sally Roberts (as Pat Michon)
Elizabeth Council ... Ann Leyton
Griffin Crafts Griffin Crafts ... Mr. Leyton
Isabel Cooley ... Bertha (as Isabelle Cooley)
Jimmy Lydon ... Jay Morgan (as James Lydon)
Thomas Browne Henry Thomas Browne Henry ... Dr. Merritt (as Thomas B. Henry)
Max Mellinger Max Mellinger ... Mr. Gordon
Phyllis Cole Phyllis Cole ... Nurse
Calvin Jackson Calvin Jackson ... Eddie - in Dance School
Lon Ballantyne Lon Ballantyne ... Chuck
Temple Hatton Temple Hatton ... Eddie - Friend of Bernice
Freita Shaw Freita Shaw ... Gram
Edmund Hashim ... Club Patron (as Ed Hashim)
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A young girl meets and marries the man of her dreams--only she hasn't told him that she is half-black, and he and his rich family and friends are white.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den vita lögnen See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Ann Leyton: She's not natural. She's like a cat in a strange attic.
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Featured in Sleazemania on Parade (1992) See more »

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Caught In The Rhelm Of Confusion....
13 August 2001 | by FORREST136See all my reviews

If "I Passed For White" was released today it would stur up quite a storm! Imagine not knowing what race to identify yourself with? The character of "ETHEL" gives a touching performance as a GAL that just does not know which way to turn! A B movie that few have seen this classic is alot of fun!


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