Lora Meredith, a white single mother who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black widow. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora’s daughter, Suzie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora’s thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Suzie, while Annie’s light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.
Cast: Ann Robinson, Billy House, Dan O’Herlihy, Jack Weston, John Gavin, John Vivyan, Juanita Moore, Karin Dicker, Lana Turner, Lee Goodman, Mahalia Jackson, Robert Alda, Sandra Dee, Sandra Gould, Susan Kohner, Terry Burnham, Troy Donahue
Director: Douglas Sirk