Directed by Hubert Cornfield • 1962 • United States
Starring Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk
A young psychiatrist (Peter Falk), exasperated by his failed attempts to help a black patient who hates whites, asks to be reassigned. In a story told in flashback, his seasoned superior (Sidney Poitier) recounts his own experience during the war when he treated a Nazi youth (Bobby Darin) who hated blacks. A dark tale told through stark black-and-white imagery (courtesy of Academy Award–winning cinematographer Ernest Haller), PRESSURE POINT features fine-tuned performances under the assured direction of Hubert Cornfield.