Tap Roots

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Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from Mississippi. Made by Walter Wanger Productions and Universal... read more

Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from Mississippi. Made by Walter Wanger Productions and Universal International Pictures, it was directed by George Marshall and produced by Walter Wanger from a screenplay by Alan Le May, based on the 1942 novel Tap Roots by James H. Street, with additional dialogue by Lionel Wiggam. The original music was by Frank Skinner and the cinematography by Winton C. Hoch and Lionel Lindon. The film stars Van Heflin and Susan Hayward with Boris Karloff, Julie London, Whitfield Connor, Ward Bond and Richard Long. A radio version of Tap Roots, with Van Heflin, Susan Hayward and Richard Long reprising their film roles, was broadcast by the Lux Radio Theatre on September 27, 1948.

Original Release

08/25/1948

US Release

08/25/1948

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Cast

Van Heflin Keith Alexander
Susan Hayward Morna Dabney
Boris Karloff Tishomingo
Julie London Aven Dabney
Whitfield Connor Clay MacIvor
Ward Bond Hoab Dabney
Richard Long Bruce Dabney
Russell Simpson Big Sam Dabney
Arthur Shields Reverend Kirkland / Rev. Kirkland
Griff Barnett Dr. MacIntosh
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

George Marshall

Writers

Alan Le May, James Street, Lionel Wiggam

Cast

Van Heflin Keith Alexander
Susan Hayward Morna Dabney
Boris Karloff Tishomingo
Julie London Aven Dabney
Whitfield Connor Clay MacIvor
Ward Bond Hoab Dabney
Richard Long Bruce Dabney
Russell Simpson Big Sam Dabney
Arthur Shields Reverend Kirkland / Rev. Kirkland
Griff Barnett Dr. MacIntosh
Ruby Dandridge Dabby
Sondra Rodgers Shellie Dabney
Gregg Barton Captain
John Beck Refugee
William Challee Sergeant
Harry Cording Leader
Jack Davis Militia Captain
Dick Dickinson Field Hand
Charles Flynn Murphy
William Haade Mob Leader

Producers

Editors

Milton Carruth

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