Ray Charles performs a song written for the motion picture Ballad In BlueDirected by Paul Henreid, the last of the actor’s efforts as a film director.
Playing himself, Charles comes to the rescue of a hard-luck family plagued by drinking problems. Their son is blind. Charles wants to pay for recovery of the boy’s eyesight. The family worries about what could happen if the effort goes amiss. Charles’s musical numbers, including “Light Out of Darkness,” are definite highlights of this 1964 film.
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