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It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where R.Taylor, owner a plantation with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate ad his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first time in his life), and ends up working for a stagecoach line run Wallace Beery and owned by Florence Rice. Before love and friendship can triumph, Taylor will have to commit to the cause of african-americans in search of freedom... Written by
This film probably would have been better if Robert Taylor was pitted against Charles Bickford rather than Wallace Berry. I didn't believe their confrontation, but I do believe that if Taylor was up against Bickford then their confrontation would be believable. Taylor redeems himself by demanding that enslaved African-Americans be sold as a family rather than splitting them up. The film would have been better if we had an enslaved African-American character that we could identify with. The fugitive African-American is too old to be sold as a house slave and is in danger of being killed off as he is unsaleable. Taylor befriends him and we have the germ of an intimate acquaintanceship. This subject matter was dealt with better in 'Roots'.
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