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An old man looks back 60 years to a road trip from rural Mississippi to Memphis, a horse race, and his own coming of age. Lucius's grandfather gets the first automobile in the area, a bright yellow Winton Flyer. While he's away, the plantation handyman, Boon Hogganbeck, conspires to borrow the car, taking Lucius with him. Stowed away is Ned, a mulatto and Lucius's putative cousin. The three head for Memphis, where Boon's sweetheart works in a whorehouse, where Ned trades the car for a racehorse, and where Lucius discovers the world of adults - from racism and vice to possibilities for honor and courage. Is there redemption for reivers, rascals, and rapscallions? Written by
One of the Most Surprising Comedic Films with a Western Flavor!
I have to say that I was surprised about how much I liked the film. William Faulkner (American Nobel Prizewinner) wrote "The Reivers." The story is about a boy, Lucius, and Boone played by Steve McQueen. They take the 1905 car that Boone promised not to take out for a joyride while his bosses were away at a family funeral. Boone, Lucius, and an African American co-worker who I forget his name but sneaks aboard the car on the way to Memphis to visit friends like Miss Corey played by Sharon Farrell and the brothel's matron, Miss Reba, played by the wonderfully talented Ruth White who died shortly after the film. The film is more of a mix of comedy and drama. There is the story of the 1905 yellow car and a horse and about horse-racing with Lucius in the saddle. There are some serious moments like Lucius discovering that he is staying at brothel and Miss Corey who he grows to bond with.
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