|Sidney Poitier||Gordon Ralfe|
|Shelley Winters||Rose-Ann D'Arcey|
|Elizabeth Hartman||Selina D'Arcey|
|Wallace Ford||Ole Pa|
|Ivan Dixon||Mark Ralfe|
|John Qualen||Mr. Faber|
When Selina D'Arcey, a blind young white woman, befriends Gordon Ralfe, a black office worker, their budding relationship eventually leads to romance. However, once Selina's insensitive and abusive mother, Rose-Ann, finds out about Gordon, she becomes determined to keep the couple apart. With its stirring story of interracial love, this thoughtful film fittingly reflects the civil rights movement of the era.