Buck and the Preacher

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

Poitier's first film as director has an excellent subject which is rather reminiscent of Ford's Wagon Master: the long, hard trek through the wilderness, harassed by marauding white nightriders all the way, of a group of Negro slaves freed after the end of the Civil War. It is pleasant enough, but somehow - despite excellent performances by Poitier (the intrepid wagonmaster) and Belafonte (a roguish preacher) - it never quite clicks. Nice, though, to see the Indians riding to the rescue instead of the Cavalry.


Release details

103 mins

Cast and crew

Sidney Poitier
Ernest Kinoy
Sidney Poitier
Harry Belafonte
Ruby Dee
Cameron Mitchell
Denny Miller
Nita Talbot
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