One Potato, Two Potato

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One Potato, Two Potato
One Potato, Two Potato FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Larry Peerce
Produced by Sam Weston
Written by Orville H. Hampton
Raphael Hayes
Starring Barbara Barrie
Bernie Hamilton
Music by Gerald Fried
Cinematography Andrew Laszlo
Edited by Robert Fritch
Distributed by Cinema V
Release dates
  • July 29, 1964 (1964-07-29)
Running time 83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

One Potato, Two Potato is a 1964 black-and-white American drama film directed by Larry Peerce and starring Barbara Barrie and Bernie Hamilton.


The story concerns the difficulties faced by an interracial marriage between an African-American office worker and a white divorcee. The climax of the film is a highly emotional courtroom custody case in which the woman's angry ex-husband demands custody of their daughter, charging that the child's welfare is threatened by the environment created by her marriage to a black man.

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It was shot in its entirety in and around the small northeastern Ohio city of Painesville.[1]

For her role as Julie Cullen Richards, Barrie won the Best Actress award at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

The screenplay, written by Orville H. Hampton and Raphael Hayes, was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay at the 1964 Academy Awards, losing to eventual winners S. H. Barnett, Peter Stone and Frank Tarloffo for Father Goose.


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