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The "Falconhurst" novel series of books are (in order of publication): Mandingo (1957), Drum (1962), Master of Falconhurst (1964), Falconhurst Fancy (1966), The Mustee (1967), Heir to Falconhurst (1968), Flight to Falconhurst (1971), Mistress of Falconhurst (1973), Six-Fingered Stud (1975), Taproots of Falconhurst (1978), Scandal of Falconhurst (1980), Rogue of Falconhurst (1983), Miz Lucretia of Falconhurst (1985), Mandingo Master (1986), and Falconhurst Fugitive (1988). See more »
The film opens 20 years before the 1860 presidential election, 1840, and states that the slave trade was, "perfectly legal." Trading in slaves from Africa was outlawed in the United States in 1808. See more »
I'd heard that Mandingo was this hilarious campfest, but when I finally saw it, I found it much too unpleasant to be funny, unintentionally or otherwise. Sure, it was exploitive, like S&M porn, but it lingered on torture, humiliation, and brutality far too often. I just bought a copy of Drum on eBay and I'm happy to report it delivers everything in the way of cheap thrills and laughs that Mandingo didn't. It has a much more interesting plot, more over the top acting and dialogue, much more nudity, and (mercifully) less sadism. All the actors seem to be in on the joke. Pam Grier's part is very small, but just her eye rolling is worth the price of admission. And Rainbeaux Smith nearly walks off with the movie as the plantation owner's slutty daughter. Her performance is everything Susan George's (in Mandingo)should have been. It's also interesting that even though this is an exploitation film about slaver, almost all the nudity is from white women.
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