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One Potato, Two Potato

One Potato, Two Potato

Barbara Barrie
Director: Larry Peerce Cast: Barbara Barrie
Barbara Barrie
, Bernie Hamilton
Bernie Hamilton
, Richard Mulligan
Richard Mulligan
Larry Peerce


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Filmed in Ohio, One Potato, Two Potato was a "critic's darling" film of 1964 dealing with the then-daring topic of miscegenation. White Barbara Barrie divorces her husband Richard Mulligan, then falls in love with and marries African-American Bernie Hamilton. When the ex-husband sues for custody of Barbara's child, arguing that a mixed household is an improper place to raise the girl, Hamilton fights for his parental rights in court. But the judge is driven by the prejudices of the era, and the child goes back to its natural father. At the time of its release, One Potato, Two Potato was praised beyond all proportion for its realistic and progressive dissection of race relations. Only a few renegade critics like Judith Crist dared to note that sociologically, the film was still mired in the patronizing Pinky era. Instead of concentrating on the injustices heaped upon black Bernie Hamilton, the film's sympathies are almost totally directed towards poor, put-upon, snow-white Barbara Barrie.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/15/2021
UPC: 0738329254056
Original Release: 1964
Rating: NR
Source: Scorpion Records
Time: 1:23:00
Sales rank: 23,714

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Barrie Julie Cullen Richards
Bernie Hamilton Frank Richards
Richard Mulligan Joe Cullen
Harry Bellaver Judge Powell
Robert Earl Jones William Richards
Sam Weston Johnny Hruska
Faith Burwell Ann Hruska
Tom Ligon Actor
Michael Shane Jordan Hollis
Jack Stamberger Minister
Vinnette Carrol Martha Richards
Marti Mericka Ellen Mary

Technical Credits
Larry Peerce Director
Gerald Fried Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Fritch Editor
Orville H. Hampton Screenwriter
Raphael Hayes Screenwriter
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Sam Weston Producer

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