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254 SLAVES (1969) Remarkable Story of Slavery in the Old South
254 SLAVES (1969) Remarkable Story of Slavery in the Old South
3158DVD
 

Herbert Biberman's Poignant Film, Fully Uncut!



director: Herbert J Biberman
starring: Stephen Boyd Dionne Warwick Ossie Davis Marilyn Clark Nancy Coleman Julius Harris

Legendary actor Ossie Davis plays Luke, a slave from Kentucky who tries to organize and secure justice on the plantation after being dishonestly sold to a new tyrannical boss, Col MacKay. But Luke soon realizes there is no justice on a slave plantation. He does manage to secure the trust of his owner and finds himself positioned inside the mansion where he learns to keep his mouth shut and observe. Meanwhile, Mackay continues to mistreat his slaves and begins a torrid affair with one of them, Cassie, which results in her pregnancy. After two young slaves are severely punished and attempting an escape, Luke organizes a massive uprising against his master.

The is the first (and last) film from director Herbert J. Biberman after being blacklisted in Hollywood for 20 years. He was one of the Hollywood Ten, a group of Studio executives accused of being Communists, forced to testify before the Congressional House Un-American Activities Committee in 1950. His refusal to answer the charges warranted a prison sentence and a resulting Industry blacklist. Mr Biberman died from bone cancer in June 1971, shortly after the release of this film. He was 71 years old.


An American film, fullscreen print (4:3); totally uncut version (105 minutes), DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include trailers.

Violence/Sexual Themes/Nudity/Sexual Brutality/Rape
for Mature Audiences

 
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