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Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, draft dodging husband, Henry. Now the combine must also obtain two smaller plots - one owned by Henry's cousin Rad McDowell, a combat veteran with a wife and family; the other by Reeve Scott, a young black man whose mother had been Julie's childhood Mammy. But neither Rad nor Reeve is interested in selling and they form an unprecedented black and white partnership to improve their land. Although infuriated by the turn of events, Henry remains determined to push through the big land deal. And when Reeve's mother Rose dies, Henry tries to persuade his wife to charge Reeve with illegal ownership of his property, confident the the bigoted Judge Purcell will rule against a Negro. Written by
Awful star-studded film with some unintentional laughs
This corny and dreary Peyton Place wannabe is a discredit to everyone involved in it. The attempt to cash in on the civil rights movement was just appalling. The story features stereotypes that were incredible even back in its day, let alone now. It's amazing to see so many well-known actors cast here, but none of them rise above the muck. The story concerns the efforts to make a fortune by a rich, racist, and greedy aristocrat (Michael Caine) who's a cross between Simon Legree and J.R. Ewing. The only reason to watch the film are that the stereotypes are so over the top, it's almost comical. Also amusing are the bogus, Honey Chile' southern accents. I did laugh a few times, which broke the embarrassment and boredom. But there weren't even enough of those moments.
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