R | | Action, Drama
A mid-19th century mulatto slave is torn between his success as a pit-fighter and the injustices of white society.
Hammond Maxwell is played by Warren Oates' in Drum (1976) but the character is played by Perry King in Mandingo (1975).
Blaise, you been foolin' with Miss Sophie?
Blaise: Is that what she say? 'Cause I don't know what you mean.
Drum: You know what I mean. Letting her unbutton your pants and play with your snake.
The film opens 20 years before the 1860 presidential election, 1840, and states that the slave trade was, "perfectly legal." Trading in slaves from Africa was outlawed in the United States in 1808.