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Band of angels

Language and/or Subtitles: English
French
Format: DVD 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Band
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Civil War ON HOLDSHELF
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
 
Collection  Civil War
 
Status  ON HOLDSHELF
 
 
Summary
Based on a novel by Robert Penn Warren, this Southern potboiler stars Yvonne DeCarlo as Amantha Starr, the daughter of a wealthy Louisiana plantation owner. When her father unexpectedly dies, Amantha discovers that her father was deep in debt and the family is penniless, and she is forced to drop out of the exclusive girls' school she was attending. What's more, it is discovered that Amantha has a small amount of African-American blood, and under the laws she is to be sold into slavery in New Orleans. Amantha is purchased by Hamish Bond (Clark Gable), a dashing, wealthy, but mysterious landowner. While Amantha is at first terrified by her new situation, in time she grows fond of Hamish and becomes romantically involved with him. However, the outbreak of the Civil War leads to Union forces taking New Orleans; RauRu (Sidney Poitier), Hamish's trusted overseer, joins the Northern forces as the Rebels go down in defeat. RauRu hates Amantha for literally sleeping with the enemy, and Hamish for the corrupt system he represents, but his last remaining threads of loyalty prevent him from taking them prisoner. With his crops destroyed, Hamish must rebuild his empire from the ground up, and, as he joins forces with his former associate Capt. Canavan (Torin Thatcher), he must reveal a shameful secret to Amantha: he once earned his living as a slave trader. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Additional Information
Subjects Plantation owners -- Southern States -- Drama.
Slaves -- United States -- Drama.
Racially mixed people -- Southern States -- Drama.
Mistresses -- Drama.
Slaveholders -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Southern States -- Drama.
Southern States -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Romance films.
Historical films.
Publisher Burbank, CA :2007
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Band of angels.
Contributors Twist, John, 1898-1976, screenwriter.
Goff, Ivan, screenwriter.
Roberts, Ben, 1916-1984, screenwriter.
Walsh, Raoul, 1887-1980, film director.
Gable, Clark, 1901-1960, actor.
De Carlo, Yvonne, actor.
Poitier, Sidney, actor.
Zimbalist, Efrem, Jr., 1918-2014, actor.
Steiner, Max, 1888-1971, composer.
Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989. Band of angels.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967), production company.
Warner Bros. Entertainment, publisher.
Warner Home Video (Firm), film distributor.
Participants/Performers Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier, Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Other Contributors Music, Max Steiner.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
French
In English or French with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1957.
Based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.
Special features include: theatrical trailer.
System Details DVD; dual-layer formt; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital mono.
Description 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781419844027
1419844024
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