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Buck and the Preacher (1972)

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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

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Buck
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Preacher
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Ruth
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Deshay
Denny Miller ...
Floyd
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Madam Esther
John Kelly ...
Sheriff
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Headman
Bobby Johnson ...
Man Who Is Shot
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Kingston
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Cudjo
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Sarah
Doug Johnson ...
Sam
Errol John ...
Joshua
Kenneth Menard ...
Little Henry (as Ken Menard)
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A wagon master and a con-man preacher help freed slaves dogged by cheap-labor agents out West.

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The fight was against the raiders... but the feud was between themselves!


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17 March 1972 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Der Weg der Verdammten  »

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First time director Sidney Poitier took over the job from Joseph Sargent when he became dissatisfied with the film's point of view. See more »

Goofs

When Buck eats part of Belafonte's rabbit the meat was white. Wild rabbits don't have white meat, only dark. See more »

Quotes

The Preacher: Plan on taking all 8?
Buck: Three of 'em upstairs.
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Featured in Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western (1997) See more »

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buck and the preacher
20 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this movie goes down as one of the best westerns.. ever produced... buck(sidney poitier) helps a group of black settlers.... move west... from louisiana... from the get-go.. he meets up with... a con-man... the preacher(harry belafonte).... as they show displeasure amongst each other... the plot thickens.. when the settlers are being forced back home..... Buck has other ideas... as the indians... are on his side and pave the way,.... there are casualties... and solid acting amonst poitier-belafonte-ruby dee and cameron mitchell... the setting is the late 1800's after the civil war... and tells a chilling story.... this movie will make you both laugh and cry.... and has 10-written all over it.... both poitier and belafonte(very funny man).... excelled in this flick.... stay with it... you won't be disappointed... some solid music also helps the movie along... kick back and enjoy... i have.. many times!!!


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