A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had.
A proud widow. A frightened homeless kid. Nobody cared about them until they cared enough to fight for each other.
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White Mama was a title that the network kept insisting had to be changed. Bette Davis sent back word she would refuse to make the picture if they changed the title. See more
[after being injected with penicillin
You're damn good with that needle, ya know 'at, White Mama.