Lora Meredith, a white widow who dreams of being on Broadway, has a chance encounter with Annie Johnson, a black single mother. Annie becomes the caretaker of Lora's daughter, Susie, while Lora pursues her stage career. Both women deal with the difficulties of motherhood: Lora's thirst for fame threatens her relationship with Susie, while Annie's light-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, struggles with her African-American identity.

GENRES:  Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Douglas Sirk
CAST:  Lana Turner  •  Juanita Moore  •  John Gavin  •  Sandra Dee

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Lana Turner Lora Meredith
Juanita Moore Annie Johnson
John Gavin Steve Archer
Sandra Dee Susie
Susan Kohner Sarah Jane, age 18
Robert Alda Allen Loomis
Dan O'Herlihy David Edwards
Karin Dicker Sarah Jane, age 8
Terry Burnham Susie, age 6
John Vivyan Young man
Lee Goodman Photographer
Ann Robinson Showgirl

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