The glory of love Guess who's coming to dinner

Dr. John Prentice, the black son of a black mail man, and Joey Drayton, the white daughter of a wealthy white newspaper editor, meet while on vacation in Hawaii and immediately fall in love. They fly home to introduce him to her parents and announce that they wish to be marriage and give it their blessing, he will call the whole thing off.

Let's go meet them.
Mom - Lots of wonderful things happen. He's so wonderful!
Here he comes. Daddy!
I fell in love with your daughter. And, as incredible as it may seem, she fell in love with me.
They're serious. They mean what they're saying. They know what they're doing.
The way she is is just exactly the way we brought her up to be. We answered her questions, she listened to our answers. We told her it was wrong to believe that the white people were somehow essentially superior to the black people, or the brown, or the red, or the yellow, for the matter. People who thought that way were wrong to think that way - sometimes hateful, usually stupid, but always, always wrong. That's what we said. And when we said it, we didn't add "but don't fall in love with a colored man".

Joey invites John's parents to have dinner with her family and her mother invites also the liberal Monsignor Ryan, who is friend of her family.

We didn't plan it that way. It just happened that way.

Along the day the families discuss the situation of the two and possible problems of their son and daughter.

If we're going to accept the thing at all, it seems to me, we'll have to trust the two of them and accept that they know what they're doing.

And that's the story of, that's the glory of love


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Cornelia Böhm

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