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Buck and the Preacher

  • Film
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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.
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Release Details

  • Duration:103 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Sidney Poitier
  • Screenwriter:Ernest Kinoy
  • Cast:
    • Sidney Poitier
    • Harry Belafonte
    • Ruby Dee
    • Cameron Mitchell
    • Denny Miller
    • Nita Talbot
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