It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where R.Taylor, owner a plantation with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate ad his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first ...
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A love story centered around the lives of three young German soldiers in the years following World War I. Their close friendship is strengthened by their shared love for the same woman who ... See full summary »
Raymond Dabney returns to his family after trouble with the law. He convinces the sheriff to give him a job watching the house and furniture of widow Crystal Wetherby without knowing she is... See full summary »
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.
Jack La Rue
It starts in 1844 in Maryland, where R.Taylor, owner a plantation with slaves, is forced by debts to sell his estate ad his people. Then he leaves for Cumberland, looking for a job (first time in his life), and ends up working for a stagecoach line run Wallace Beery and owned by Florence Rice. Before love and friendship can triumph, Taylor will have to commit to the cause of african-americans in search of freedom...Written by
This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Thursday 20 June 1957 on KVOA (Channel 4); it first aired in Philadelphia 3 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Los Angeles 7 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Altoona PA 31 July 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Chicago 1 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Binghamton NY 15 August 1957 on WNBF (Channel 12), in New York City 24 August 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Seattle 11 November 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in both Portland OR and Honolulu 3 December 1957 on KGW (Channel 8) and on KHVH (Channel13), and in Amarillo 27 December 1957 on KFDA (Channel 19); it found its way to San Francisco 12 October 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »
Charles Bickford's character is named Morgan throughout the movie, but he's called Arnold in the closing credits. See more »
In this slightly unconventional western which does not always follow the usual stylings and cliches of the western, Woody S. Van Dyke, the biggest director, box-office wise on the MGM lot has created a crowd pleaser and a good one too. To believe, this movie deals with trafficking of slaves as an aberration. The movie is set up north where most of the people are abolitionist. There is even a scene where the townspeople want to hang a white man for killing a black man. I kid you not. Taylor is our poverty-stricken southern man who has lost it all and now has to work for a living. Beery runs a stage coach company on the side that helps slaves escape. But someone is capturing this slaves and reselling them back to the southerners. Taylor, when an ex-slave he sets free gets caught decides to find out who. Also, there is a changing of an era clash as the early unrefined and prototype steam engine is just getting started and wants to buy the stagecoach company and its route to link up its tracks. Taylor works for them. Beery and Taylor clash. So who is capturing and reselling the slaves? Is it Beery? If not, then who? Or is Taylor a spy for the railroad company? If not, what is he up to? Enough said. Two big stars who are charming and likable. A romantic interest. MGM cinematography and scenery. A big hit for the studio.
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