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Pinky

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Theater Release: 29 Sep 1949
Video Release: 09 Jan 2006
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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She was a freak of nature. Born of Negro heritage, the genetic accident responsible for her light skin was also the reason she was christened Pinky Johnson (Jeanne… 
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