Living in Kentucky prior to the Civil War, Amantha Starr is a privileged young woman. Her widower father, a wealthy plantation owner, dotes on her and he sends her to the best schools. When he dies suddenly however, Amantha's world is turned upside down. She learns that her father had been living on borrowed money and that her mother was actually a slave and her father's mistress. The plantation is to be sold to pay off her father's debts and as the daughter of slave, Amantha is also to be sold as property. She is bought by a Louisiana plantation owner, Hamish Bond and over time she grows to love him until she learns he was a slave-trader. She tries again to become part of white society but realizes that her future lies elsewhere. Written by
You're no blue blood any more, honey. The master bought you...and now he's waitin'!
Did You Know?
The film proved to be a complete failure on release, both critically and commercially. Clark Gable
was annoyed by the comparisons with Gone with the Wind
(1939) and instructed his agent, "If it doesn't suit an old geezer with false teeth, forget about it." He also decided to part company with Raoul Walsh
, previously one of his favorite directors. See more
Both and Michele's and Manty's dresses are closed in the back with zippers which were not yet
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You say you won't touch me. You give me your *word* as a gentleman. Well, what's to stop you from breakin' your word late one night and forcin' yourself on me while I sleep?
Only the word of a gentleman.
[late that night, unable to sleep
He said he wouldn't. But those are his footsteps, coming down the hall. Coming closer!
He didn't! Not tonight, anyway. Why not?
[Frowning at first, she thinks it over, then gradually falls asleep
Been Down Into the Sea
Performed by plantation slaves See more