Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora’s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Susie, while Annie’s light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.
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Cast:Adolf Eichmann, Alex Ball, Ann Robinson, Bess Flowers, Billy House, Cap Somers, Chet Brandenburg, Cicely Evans, Cosmo Sardo, Dan O’Herlihy, David Tomack, Eddie Parker, Elinor Donahue, Frank Baker, George Barrows, George Calliga, George Ford, Jack Weston, Jeffrey Sayre, Joe Darensbourg, Joel Fluellen, John Gavin, John McNamara, John Vivyan, Joseph Mell, Juanita Moore, Karin Dicker, Lana Turner, Lee Goodman, Lynne Hunter, Mahalia Jackson, Maida Severn, Mike De Lay, Myrna Fahey, Napoleon Whiting, Nelson Leigh, Paul Cristo, Paul Levitt, Peg Shirley, Richard Collier, Robert Alda, Robert Darin, Sandra Dee, Sandra Gould, Steve Carruthers, Susan Kohner, Ted Thorpe, Tedd Hadfield, Teddy Buckner, Terry Burnham, Than Wyenn, Troy Donahue, Waclaw Rekwart