Although impressive as a plea for racial tolerance, this film is silted and unnatural. Picking blond haired, blue eyed Mel Ferrer as the star was a mistake. Lost Boundaries fades next to the race relations movies that came later. Even Imitation of Life has better acting. But it does tackle the segregation that occurred in every phase of society, openly in the south and in the armed forces, and not so openy in the north. Although complete racial equality is still something for which we need to aim , at least perhaps the urge to "pass" is not so great.