Once, magnate Major Singleton ran the Royles out of the Kingsmont tobacco country for daring to make lowly cigarettes. Now in 1894, Brant Royle, last of his name, is back. Forceful and macho, Brant intends to re-establish his family no matter what it takes. Two lovely women have waited for him: bordello keeper Sonia, with love; Singleton's daughter Margaret, with hatred and desire. As automation rears its head, the struggle attains an epic quality. Will Royle Cigarettes flood the market? Will Brant pick the wrong woman?
Rod Crawford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
To add authenticity to the film, an authentic, turn-of-the- century cigarette maker was purchased as a prop. See more
When Brant is lying at the bottom of the stairs as the fire begins in Singleton house, the servant runs to him. In a brief shot, we see Brant raising his arm as if he is coming to and beginning to get up, but in the next shot, as the servant reaches him, he is still lying flat as if still knocked out. See more
You and Margaret are alike. You're both greedy; you want something. For you, it's her, but she wants something else. Power, like her father. As far as she's concerned, you're just a way of getting it.
Referenced in Bright Leaves
From "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played briefly at the wedding See more