White Mama

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White Mama ★★★ 1980

A poor widow (Davis, in a splendid role) takes in a street-wise black kid (Harden) in return for protection from the neighborhood's dangers, and they discover friendship. Poignant drama, capably directed by Cooper, featuring sterling performances all around Made-for-TV drama at its best. 96m/C VHS . Bette Davis, Ernest Harden Jr., Eileen Heckart, Virginia Capers, Lurene Tuttle, Anne Ramsey; D: Jackie Cooper.