Band of Angels

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1957
  • Running time: 125 min
Noted director Raoul Walsh captures the epic sweep of the novel by Robert Penn Warren and tells a dramatic tale of the Civil War South, as love and war collide. Academy Award winners Clark Gable and Sidney Poitier star with Yvonne De Carlo in this... read more
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Noted director Raoul Walsh captures the epic sweep of the novel by Robert Penn Warren and tells a dramatic tale of the Civil War South, as love and war collide. Academy Award winners Clark Gable and Sidney Poitier star with Yvonne De Carlo in this story of an aristocratic young woman who falls from the heights of Southern society to the absolute bottom—and of the forbidden love that redeems her in Band of Angels. New Orleans, 1860s. Southern Belle Amantha Starr (De Carlo) is away at an exclusive girls' school when her father dies unexpectedly. She learns she is now penniless: Her father had lost everything—their money, their plantation and their slaves. Worse, the truth comes out that her mother was part African American—and under the law of Louisiana, Amantha must be sold into slavery. She is purchased by plantation owner Hamish Bond (Gable), who soon falls in love with his beautiful new slave—earning Amantha the resentment of overseer Rau Ru (Poitier). When the United States' Civil War breaks out, Bond loses his plantation and reveals to the newly freed Amantha that he earned his fortune as a slave trader.

Original Release

08/03/1957

US Release

08/03/1957

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Cast

Patric Knowles Charles de Marigny
Rex Reason Capt. Seth Parton / Capt. Seth Parton (Union officer)
Sidney Poitier Rau-Ru
Yvonne De Carlo Amantha Starr
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Lt. Ethan Sears
Clark Gable Hamish Bond
Torin Thatcher Capt. Canavan
Andrea King Miss Idell
Ray Teal Mr. Calloway
Noreen Corcoran Amantha as a child / Young Manty
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Directors

Raoul Walsh

Writers

Robert Penn Warren, John Twist, Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts

Cast

Patric Knowles Charles de Marigny
Rex Reason Capt. Seth Parton / Capt. Seth Parton (Union officer)
Sidney Poitier Rau-Ru
Yvonne De Carlo Amantha Starr
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Lt. Ethan Sears
Clark Gable Hamish Bond
Torin Thatcher Capt. Canavan
Andrea King Miss Idell
Ray Teal Mr. Calloway
Noreen Corcoran Amantha as a child / Young Manty
William Forrest Amantha's father / Aaron Starr
Tommie Moore Dollie
Juanita Moore Budge
Raymond Bailey Mr. Stuart
Carolle Drake Michele
Zelda Cleaver Sukie
Larry J. Blake Auctioneer
Russell Evans Jimmee
Roy Barcroft Gillespie
Brandon Beach Auction Guest

Editors

Folmar Blangsted

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