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Hurry Sundown
     

Hurry Sundown

Director: Otto Preminger,

Cast: Michael Caine, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law

 

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Otto Preminger directed this star-studded adaptation of K.B. Gliden's novel about racial prejudice and emotional unrest in the Deep South. Henry Warren (Michael Caine) is a land owner obsessed with buying up all available land in a Georgia farming town. However, two parcels of land have escaped his reach, and he's determined to get them. The Scotts, an

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Otto Preminger directed this star-studded adaptation of K.B. Gliden's novel about racial prejudice and emotional unrest in the Deep South. Henry Warren (Michael Caine) is a land owner obsessed with buying up all available land in a Georgia farming town. However, two parcels of land have escaped his reach, and he's determined to get them. The Scotts, an African-American family, own one of the lots that Henry is after; the matriarch of the family, Rose (Beah Richards), used to work as a servant for the family of Henry's wife, Julie Ann (Jane Fonda), so Henry sends Julie Ann to talk with her. However, not only doesn't Rose agree to sell, she gets so upset that she dies of a heart attack, and soon her headstrong son Reeve (Robert Hooks) is the owner of the land. Reeve refuses all of Henry's offers to sell out, and he even stands up to a racist lynch mob that tries to ransack his farm; when Henry attempts to prove that Reeve holds no legal deed to the property, Vivian Thurlow (Diahann Carroll), the town's black schoolmarm, is able to provide the documentation that the Scotts do indeed own their land. Meanwhile, Henry is also trying to buy some property farmed by Rod McDowell (John Phillip Law) and his wife Lou (Faye Dunnaway), a poor white couple who are Henry's cousins. The McDowell farm adjoins that owned by the Scotts, so Reeve and Rod agree to join forces against Henry, which leads to violent reprisals against them. While set in Georgia, Hurry Sundown was actually shot on location in Louisiana; it was the first film shot in the South with an integrated cast and crew, leading the producers to demand protection from State Troopers after members of the company received death threats.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/17/2011
UPC:
0887090024808
Original Release:
1967
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:22:00
Sales rank:
28,012

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Caine Henry Warren
Jane Fonda Julie Ann Warren
John Phillip Law Rod McDowell
Diahann Carroll Vivian Thurlow
Faye Dunaway Lou McDowell
Robert Hooks Reeve Scott
Burgess Meredith Judge Purcell
George Kennedy Sheriff Coombs
Frank Converse Rev. Clem De Lavery
Loring Smith Thomas Elwell
Beah Richards Rose Scott
Madeleine Sherwood Eula Purcell
Rex Ingram Prof. Thurlow
Doro Merande Ada Hemmings
Luke Askew Dolph Higginson
Jim Backus Carter Sillens
Gene Rutherford Actor
Bill Hart Hunt Club Member
Dean Smith Hunt Club Member
Kelly Ross Dottie
Robert Reed Lars Finchley
Steve Sanders Actor
John Mark Actor
Donna Danton Sukie Purcell

Technical Credits
Otto Preminger Director,Producer
Del Armstrong Makeup
Gene Callahan Production Designer
Willis Cook Special Effects
Estevez Costumes/Costume Designer
Horton Foote Screenwriter
John Godfrey Set Decoration/Design
John B. Goodman Set Decoration/Design
Loyal Griggs Cinematographer
Buddy Kaye Songwriter
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Louis Loeffler Editor
Eva Monley Production Manager
Hugo Montenegro Score Composer,Songwriter
Webb Overlander Makeup
Thomas C. Ryan Screenwriter
James D. Wells Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hurry Sundown
1. Opening [:11]
2. Home [13:13]
3. Old Friends [26:49]
4. Ulterior Motive [14:23]
5. The Funeral [19:30]
6. Day In Court [22:55]
7. The Truth [17:39]
8. Revenge [10:25]

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