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ITEM#: 2519358Sidney Poitier directs and stars in this all-black western about an ex-Union Army cavalry soldier leading a group of recently-freed slaves to the western frontier in post-Civil War America. Tagging along with Buck are his wife Ruth (Ruby Dee) and a con man disguised as a preacher (Harry Belafonte, in his first onscreen pairing with Poitier). The black homesteaders' progress is seriously impeded by a sadistic racist (Cameron Mitchell) and his band of murderous thugs who resent the slaves' newfound freedom and wish to send them back to a life of servitude and sharecropping in Louisiana. With equal parts drama and comedy--as well as Biblical allusions to the story of Exodus--Buck and his followers must summon all their courage to contend with the racists on their journey to freedom.
|Extra Info||Subtitled Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Chinese|
|Dimensions||5.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD|
|Stars||Nita Talbot, Harry Belafonte, Denny Miller, John Kelly, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Cameron Mitchell|
|Country of Origin||United States|
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