Release dateOctober 18, 1974 (1974-10-18) (U.S.) WriterMort Lachman, Melville Shavelson GenresDrama, Comedy, Indie film, Sports CastBarbara Harris (Kathy Morrison), Joseph Bologna (Pete), Lisa Gerritsen (Liz), Tom Bosley (Al), Ruth McDevitt (Miss Bergquist), Ariane Heller (Mary) Similar moviesSleepers, The Outsiders, All About the Benjamins, Blackboard Jungle, Motorama, The Young Savages
Early 1970s psa about racism mixed company with barbara harris
Mixed Company is a 1974 comedy-drama film directed by Melville Shavelson and written by Shavelson and Mort Lachman. It stars Barbara Harris, Joseph Bologna, Tom Bosley, Lisa Gerritsen, Dorothy Shay, Ruth McDevitt and Haywood Nelson.
Mixed company 1974 racist basketball coach is persuaded to adopt kids of mixed ethnic backgrounds
Kathy Morrison (Harris), mother of three, who helps run a "color-blind" adoption program, wants to have another biological child. Her husband, Pete (Bologna), the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, finds out he can't produce another child. Kathy thinks about adopting a boy, Frederic "Freddie" Wilcox, and Pete does not want to adopt a boy who happens to be black. When he relents, Freddie's arrival causes an upheaval in the Morrison's neighborhood, their school, and family. Kathy's answer is to adopt another child, in this case two, a war-traumatized half-Vietnamese girl, Quan Tran, and a Hopi boy, Joe Rogers. The new extended family must now learn to live together.