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Good actors help raise the level of this downbeat drama of drugs and survival by Philip Leacock. The story is set in Chicago's notorious South side and is based on Willard Motley's novel of a mother struggling to raise her son "right" in spite of the odds against her. Nellie (Shelley Winters) herself is battling her dependency on drugs, battling poverty after her husband was executed for crimes he committed, and also fighting to keep her son Nick (James Darren) from following in his father's footsteps. Nick also wants to rise above his environment but even with the help of some friends, the boy and his mother are up against very tough odds. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Burl Ives
as Judge Bruce Mallory Sullivan
Shelley Winters
as Nellie Romano
James Darren
as Nick Romano
Jean Seberg
as Barbara Holloway
Ricardo Montalban
as Louie Ramponi
Ella Fitzgerald
as Flora
Philip Ober
as Grant Holloway
Jeanne Cooper
as Fran
Bernie Hamilton
as Goodbye George
Walter Burke
as Wart
Nesdon Booth
as Mike
Dan Easton
as Eddie
Joe Gallison
as Lee
Roy Jenson
as Whitey


Philip Leacock
Willard Motley
Book Author
Burnett Guffey
George Duning
Composer (Music Score)
Chester Schaeffer