PG | | Drama
An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.
In the scene where Miss Daisy gives Hoke a writing book as a gift, she mentions to Hoke, that she taught Mayor Hartsfield out of the same book. This is a reference to William Hartsfield (1890-1971) who was a six term mayor of Atlanta from 1937-1961.
Hoke, I thought of you the other day on the expressway. I saw an Avondale Milk truck. Monster of a thing, must have had about sixteen wheels.
Hoke Colburn: You don't say!
Boolie Werthan: I was wondering how you'd like drivin' that thing around!
Daisy Werthan: Hoke came to see me, not you!
Hoke Colburn: Look...
At the beginning of the movie, Daisy comes out to her car, and gets in. She turns the ignition key, and immediately, we hear the engine start. This is technically incorrect and misleading. In those days (late 1940's and early 1950's), the ignition and the starter were two separate control devices. For this Chrysler automobile, what we should have seen is this: We should have seen her turn the key, which turns on the ignition, nothing more. After that, we should have seen her press the starter button, which actually starts the engine.
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