Lost Boundaries

Lost Boundaries

Beatrice Pearson
Director: Alfred L. Werker Cast: Beatrice Pearson
Beatrice Pearson
, Mel Ferrer
Mel Ferrer
, Richard Hylton
Richard Hylton
Alfred L. Werker

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)



Until the House Un-American Activities Committee horned in, several postwar Hollywood films dealt with touchy "liberal" subject matter. Lost Boundaries stars Mel Ferrer as a light-skinned African-American, whose family is "passing" in an all-white New England community. When the truth comes out, the more bigoted neighbors demand the expulsion of Ferrer and his family. Considered pretty potent stuff in 1949, Lost Boundaries appears fairly conventional today, especially in its reluctance to cast a genuine black actor in the lead.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/2009
UPC: 0883316126349
Original Release: 1949
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:39:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Beatrice Pearson Marcia Carter
Mel Ferrer Dr. Scott Carter
Richard Hylton Howard Carter
Susan Douglas Shelley Carter
Canada Lee Lt. Thompson
Robert Dunn Rev. John Taylor
Grace Coppin Mrs. Mitchell
Carleton Carpenter Andy
Seth Arnold Clint Adams
Wendell Holmes Mr. Mitchell
Parker Fennelly Alvin Tupper
William Greaves Arthur Cooper
Leigh Whipper Janitor
Alexander Campbell Mr. Bigelow
Edwin Cooper Baggage Man
Royal Beal Detective Staples
Emory Richardson Dr. Howard
Margaret Barker Nurse Richmond
Peter Hobbs Actor
Morton Stevens Dr. Walter Brackett
John Gerstad George Turner

Technical Credits
Alfred L. Werker Director
Herbert Andrews Art Director
Louis Applebaum Score Composer
Louis de Rochemont Producer
Dave Kummins Editor
Eugene Ling Screenwriter
William J. Miller Cinematographer
Charles Palmer Screenwriter
Jack Shaindlin Musical Direction/Supervision
Virginia Shaler Screenwriter

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