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Lost Boundaries

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Original title
Lost Boundaries
Year
Running time
99 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Eugene Ling, Charles Palmer, Virginia Shaler, William L. White (Dialogues: Ormonde Dekay Jr., Maxime Furlaud)
Music
Louis Applebaum
Cinematography
William Miller (B&W)
Cast
Producer
Distributed by Film Classics. Louis De Rochemont Associates, RD-DR Productions
Genre
Drama | Racism. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves to Georgia. When he arrives at the black clinic in Georgia, he discovers that the job must inconveniently go to a Southerner. Discussions between two nurses at this clinic suggest that Scott's light skin may have some bearing on the decision not to hire him. Defeated but not conquered, Scott returns to Massachusetts to live with his in-laws until he can get employment. He tries unsuccessfully to obtain employment as an African American. Because Marsha is pregnant, Scott decides to take a job at Portsmouth Hospital, but he reluctantly does so as a white man. While there, he manages to save the life of Dr. Bracket, who encourages him to take a postion in Keenham, New Hampshire. Scott decides to continue "passing" for white...
Awards
1949: Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay (Eugene Ling, Virginia Shaler)
1949: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
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