Ballad in Blue

Ballad in Blue

Paul Henreid (1964)

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Our Score
Ray Charles's only major film is a well-intentioned though mawkish tale, in which the singer (playing himself) enriches the lives of a mother and her blind son. Charles is no actor and the rest of the cast seem to have picked up his slow, deliberate pace; but fans will not want to miss him singing a dozen numbers, including Hit the Road, Jack and Busted.


Ray Charles befriends a recently blinded boy and helps him come to terms with his disability, assisting the reconciliation of his parents in the process. Drama, starring Charles as himself, with Tom Bell and Mary Peach. Directed by Paul Henreid.

Cast & Crew

Ray Charles Ray Charles
Steve Collins Tom Bell
Peggy Harrison Mary Peach
David Harrison Piers Bishop
Gina Graham Dawn Addams
Helen Babbidge Betty McDowall
Margaret Babbidge Lucy Appleby
Fred Parker Joe Adams
Duke Wade Robert Lee Ross
Director Paul Henreid
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Alsa FilmsAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray