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Band of Angels (1957)

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Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

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Living in Kentucky prior to the Civil War, Amantha Starr is a privileged young woman. Her widower father, a wealthy plantation owner, dotes on her and he sends her to the best schools. When he dies suddenly however, Amantha's world is turned upside down. She learns that her father had been living on borrowed money and that her mother was actually a slave and her father's mistress. The plantation is to be sold to pay off her father's debts and as the daughter of slave, Amantha is also to be sold as property. She is bought by a Louisiana plantation owner, Hamish Bond and over time she grows to love him until she learns he was a slave-trader. She tries again to become part of white society but realizes that her future lies elsewhere. Written by garykmcd

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You're no blue blood any more, honey. The master bought you...and now he's waitin'!

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3 August 1957 (USA)  »

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Weint um die Verdammten  »

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The film proved to be a complete failure on release, both critically and commercially. Clark Gable was annoyed by the comparisons with Gone with the Wind (1939) and instructed his agent, "If it doesn't suit an old geezer with false teeth, forget about it." He also decided to part company with Raoul Walsh, previously one of his favorite directors. See more »

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Amantha Starr: You say you won't touch me. You give me your *word* as a gentleman. Well, what's to stop you from breakin' your word late one night and forcin' yourself on me while I sleep?
Hamish Bond: [grins] Only the word of a gentleman.
Amantha Starr: [late that night, unable to sleep] He said he wouldn't. But those are his footsteps, coming down the hall. Coming closer!
[listens tensely]
Amantha Starr: He didn't! Not tonight, anyway. Why not?
[Frowning at first, she thinks it over, then gradually falls asleep]
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Band of Angels
Music by Max Steiner
Lyrics by Carl Sigman
Sung by Sarah Vaughan
Arranged by Murray Cutter (uncredited)
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Southern Charm
31 March 2005 | by (Lake City, FL United States) – See all my reviews

Mr. Hamish Bond,

What a great movie here! I've sit down and watched it time and time again. A film with a little bit over everything, well design story with a touch of Southern charm.. =) Point De Loop will live forever in my heart.

If you enjoy older movie with a plot and tired of today's computer back screens and FX, then this movie is for you. In a time when actors made movies what they are. Trust me a Southern boy from the South who grew up in some of these terms. Another good movie from Gable is Run Silence Run deep...

Yall take care now..


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