Once, magnate Major Singleton ran the Royles out of the Kingsmont tobacco country for daring to make lowly cigarettes. Now in 1894, Brant Royle, last of his name, is back. Forceful and macho, Brant intends to re-establish his family no matter what it takes. Two lovely women have waited for him: bordello keeper Sonia, with love; Singleton's daughter Margaret, with hatred and desire. As automation rears its head, the struggle attains an epic quality. Will Royle Cigarettes flood the market? Will Brant pick the wrong woman? Written by
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
Documentary filmmaker Ross McElwee was under the impression this film mirrored his great grandfather's contributions to the Bull Durham tobacco industry along with his rival James B. Duke in post Civil War Durham, North Carolina. He even made a documentary called Bright Leaves (2003) about it. See more
After Major Singleton shoots Brant he neglects to put the other pistol in the case or reload the pistol he used and yet shoots himself in the carriage. See more
I've learned a great deal from you, Brant. If I weren't an honest man, I might be able to use it.
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