Pinky parents guide


Overall B+

Born with skin light enough to pass for white, Pinky Johnson (Jeanne Crain) has denied her black heritage while attending a northern nursing school. Returning to the south, she is faced with living a lie and disappointing her Grandmother (Ethel Waters), or accepting the truth and giving up the man she loves. Oddly, it's a harder decision than it at first appears.

Release date September 29, 1949

Violence B
Sexual Content B
Profanity A-
Substance Use C+

Why is Pinky rated Not Rated? The MPAA rated Pinky Not Rated

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated -----
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video NA

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Home Video

The most recent home video release of Pinky movie is January 9, 2006. Here are some details…

DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment presents Pinky on DVD with an accompanying audio commentary by film historian Kenneth Geist. The only other extra feature is the film’s theatrical trailer. The audio track is available in English (Mono and Stereo), with close captioning.

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The unfair treatment of African-Americans by the judicial system also plays a part in the script of To Kill a Mocking Bird. The belief that skin color is an indication of intelligence plays a crucial role in the way Australian Aboriginals are treated in the film Rabbit-Proof Fence. The cast system of the Old South is captured in the movie Gone With The Wind.