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Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble (2000)

True story from the 19th century about an English actress who marries a US plantation owner. Appalled by slavery, she dedicates her life to oppose it and her husband and help her husband's slaves in any way possible, including escaping.

Director:

James Keach
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Jane Seymour ... Fanny Kemble Butler
Keith Carradine ... Pierce Butler
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Joe
Janet-Laine Green ... Elizabeth Sedgwick
James Keach ... Dr. Huston
Arlene Duncan Arlene Duncan ... Harriet
Eugene Byrd ... Jack
Sharon Washington ... Psyche
Brett Porter ... Owen Parker
Gerard Parkes ... Charles Kemble
Kayla Perlmutter Kayla Perlmutter ... Young Sarah
Bernard Browne Bernard Browne ... Sam Swift
Catherine Hayos Catherine Hayos ... Julia
Rick Demas Rick Demas ... Brutus
Jackie Richardson Jackie Richardson ... Daphne
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True story from the 19th century about an English actress who marries a US plantation owner. Appalled by slavery, she dedicates her life to oppose it and her husband and help her husband's slaves in any way possible, including escaping.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den rätta kampen See more »

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A true story of courage but flawed in directing.
24 April 2000 | by dewey22See all my reviews

This is the courageous true story of an English actress who marries an American southerner who owns slaves. He promises her freedom before marriage but after marriage she becomes just another slave, although with many more privileges. The movie has so many improbable and therefore distracting events, that I found myself feeling that the characters were entirely fictional.For instance-early on, the groom (this is pre-civil war) says that he "called" someone last week and got some information. Was Alexander Graham Bell the inventor of the telephone, or was it some mysterious southerner?


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