Buck and the Preacher

Share |
  • Blaxploitation, Western , produced in 1972 USA
  • Actors: Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee
  • Directed by: Sidney Poitier
  • Rating: 6.2 out of 10
  • Plot Summary: Sidney Poitier directs and stars in this all-black western about an ex-Union Army cavalry soldier leading a group of recently-freed slaves to the western frontier in post-Civil War America. Tagging along with Buck are his wife Ruth (Ruby Dee) and a con man disguised as a preacher (Harry Belafonte, in his first onscreen pairing with Poitier). The black homesteaders' progress is seriously impeded by a sadistic racist (Cameron Mitchell) and his band of murderous thugs who resent the slaves' newfound freedom and wish to send them back to a life of servitude and sharecropping in Louisiana. With equal parts drama and comedy--as well as Biblical allusions to the story of Exodus--Buck and his followers must summon all their courage to contend with the racists on their journey to freedom.
You search by
RANDOM
Twist! Randometer
If you find an error on the page, please report it
Report