PG | | Adventure, Drama, Western
Ruby Dee played the wife of Sidney Poitier's character (Buck) just as she had done in Edge of the City (1957) and A Raisin in the Sun (1961).
Well, I'm here, ain't I? And they's dead, ain't they?
When Buck ate part of Belafonte's rabbit, the meat was white. Wild rabbits don't have white meat, only dark.
Opening credits prologue: The Civil War was over and by law the slaves were freed. But when the promise of land and freedom was not honored, many ex-slaves journeyed out of the land of bondage in search of new frontiers where they could be free at last.
They placed their hopes in the hands of the few black wagonmasters that knew the territories of the West.
None of this came easy, for for not only did they have to overcome a hostile wilderness, but nightriders and bounty hunters were hired by persons unknown to hunt them down and turn them back to the fields.
This picture is dedicated to those men, women and children who lie in graves as unmarked as their place in history.
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