While working on the New York City waterfront, longshoremen Sidney Poitier and John Cassavetes overcome their racial differences and become friends. The pals then find their bond threatened by their bullying and racist boss─resulting in unexpected tragedy. Insightful drama "Edge of the City" (1957) co-stars Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire, and Ruby Dee. Based on the book by Robert C. Ruark, the drama "Something of Value" (1957) is set in Kenya during the bloody Mau Mau rebellions. Rock Hudson and Poitier star as childhood friends who find themselves on opposite sides when the violence erupts. As the men have their relationship ripped apart by the fighting, they experience the cost of war on a personal level. With Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez, and William Marshall. "A Patch of Blue" (1965) is a tender drama starring Elizabeth Hartman as an 18-year-old blind girl who falls for a black man (Poitier). Their relationship is resented by Hartman's floozy-of-a-mother (Best Supporting Actress Oscar-winner Shelley Winters). Four-disc set also includes "Blackboard Jungle." 6 3/4 hrs. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English, French; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; bonus shorts "Blackboard Jumble" (1957); audio commentary; featurettes.