Buck and the Preacher

Buck and the Preacher

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Cast: Harry Belafonte, Phil Adams, Jerry Gatlin

     
 

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Sidney Poitier makes his directorial debut with the 1972 Western Buck and the Preacher, set during the end of the Civil War. Poitier stars as Buck, an ex-Army soldier who is scouting sites for the former slaves that want to settle out West. The villainous Deshay (Cameron Mitchell) rounds up his gang to try to stop Buck because he wants to keep the slaves…  See more details below

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Sidney Poitier makes his directorial debut with the 1972 Western Buck and the Preacher, set during the end of the Civil War. Poitier stars as Buck, an ex-Army soldier who is scouting sites for the former slaves that want to settle out West. The villainous Deshay (Cameron Mitchell) rounds up his gang to try to stop Buck because he wants to keep the slaves working down in Louisiana. Buck meets up with the Preacher (Poitier's real-life good friend Harry Belafonte), who is really a con man in disguise. Although they don't get along at first, they eventually team up against Deshay and his murderous gang of outlaws. Also starring Ruby Dee. Jazz bandleader Benny Carter composed the soundtrack.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/1994
UPC:
0043396601482
Original Release:
1972
Rating:
PG
Source:
Sony Pictures

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Performance Credits
Sidney Poitier Buck
Harry Belafonte The Preacher
Phil Adams Frank
Jerry Gatlin Deputy
Dennis Hines Little Toby
Ruby Dee Ruth
Cameron Mitchell Deshay
Denny Miller Floyd
John Howard George
John Kennedy Bank Teller
Ken Maynard Little Henry
José Carlos Ruiz Brave
Walter Scott Earl
Bill Shannon Tom
Fred Waugh Mizoo
Julie Robinson Sinsie
Enrique Lucero Indian Chief
Nita Talbot Madam Esther
Tony Brubaker Headman
Bobby Johnson Man Who Is Shot
James McEachin Kingston
Clarence Muse Cudjo
Lynn Hamilton Sarah
Johnson Sam
Errol John Joshua
Pamela Jones Delilah
John Kelly Sheriff
Ivan Scott Express Agent
Drake Walker Elder

Technical Credits
Sidney Poitier Director
Harry Belafonte Producer
Guy Berhille Costumes/Costume Designer
Benny Carter Score Composer
Joel Glickman Producer
Pembroke J. Herring Editor
Ernest Kinoy Screenwriter
Douglas Lackey Score Composer
Sydney Z. Litwack Production Designer
Jesus Marin Asst. Director
Brownie McGee Songwriter
Leon Ortega Special Effects
Alex Phillips Cinematographer
Sheldon Schrager Asst. Director
Sonny Terry Songwriter
Drake Walker Original Story

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