A Warm December


Time Out says

Black radical chic with a tragic twist. Poitier, a widowed doctor, runs a ghetto clinic in Washington DC, races motor-bikes on the side, and has enough money to live in style. While in London on holiday with his 10-year-old daughter, he meets and falls in love with Catherine (Anderson), daughter of an ambassador from a new African state. Punctuated by unnecessary mystery music and mysterious-looking foreigners in raincoats, the secret emerges that Catherine is dying of sickle cell disease. The love is short-lived. She is beautiful, bright, and brave. We all leave in tears.


Release details

101 mins

Cast and crew

Sidney Poitier
Lawrence Roman
Sidney Poitier
Esther Anderson
Yvette Curtis
George Baker
Johnny Sekka
Earl Cameron
Hilary Crane