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Outlaw Wes McQueen is sprung from jail to help pull one last railroad job. He doesn't like his new partners - except dance-hall girl Colorado - and anyway fancies Julie Ann newly arrived ... See full summary »
Loosely based on the William Faulkner novel, this movie follows the lives and passions of the Compsons: a once-proud Southern family now just barely scraping by both financially and ... See full summary »
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It is eight years since Temple Drake, the central character of William Faulkner's Sanctuary (1961), was raped, kidnapped and forced to live in a brothel. She is now married and is the mother of a child. Will her past be revealed?
Rural Mississippi in the 1940s: Lucas Beauchamp, a local black man with a reputation of not kowtowing to whites, is found standing over the body of a dead white man, holding a pistol that has recently been fired. Quickly arrested for murder and jailed, Beauchamp insists he's innocent and asks the town's most prominent lawyer, Gavin Stevens, to defend him, but Stevens refuses. When a local boy whom Beauchamp has helped in the past and who believes him to be innocent hears talk of a mob taking Beauchamp out of jail and lynching him, he pleads with Stevens to defend Beauchamp at trial and prove his innocence. Written by
One can tell that they couldn't bear to have an actual mulatto/ lighter complexioned 'black' person play my cousin-- "Hernandez"?? Yes.. this was 1949. And, this movie was based on a book, which was based on my cousin Ben Ingram in Mississippi in around 1919/1920. The facts are even better than the fiction! Ben Ingram, his wife Ruth, and his daughter Ruth's picture were featured in a January 10, 2008 newspaper article. But the front page headline in a 1919 edition of The Commercial Appeal read the following manner: " Negro Kills White Man; Is Acquitted". This stunned the public in those days, as lynchings were a regular affair in the South, and my cousin, Ben Ingram, was acquitted by an all-male, all-'white' jury. He had the support and love of his friends and neighbors, both 'white' and 'black' and they rallied around his home and stayed with him. It is unfortunate that cousin Ben felt that to the end of his life he had to sleep with a gun, which should let us know the times that he had to endure!
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