Buck and the Preacher
Director: Sidney Poitier Run Time: 102 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1972
Starring: Cameron Mitchell, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier
Those who might think of Sidney Poitier as only concerned with drama need only look to his directorial efforts to combat that assumption. For instance, BUCK AND THE PREACHER, his directorial debut, is a rousing Western adventure set just after the Civil War. Poitier stars as Buck, a former soldier who, along with his wife (Dee) and a shady ‘preacher’ (Belafonte), does whatever it takes to protect wagon trains of former slaves as they make the exodus to the Kansas territories to begin a new life.
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