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Vernon Hayden in Ballad in Blue

Ballad in Blue

1964 NR

Music legend Ray Charles stars as himself in this heartwarming drama. When he meets a blind boy (Piers Bishop) in London who's struggling to strike out on his own -- against the wishes of his overprotective mother (Mary Peach) -- Charles teaches the two how to help each other. Directed by Paul Henreid, the 1964 film features music by Charles, including "What'd I Say," "Unchain My Heart" and "Hit the Road Jack."