Hurry Sundown (1967)

Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland. The major portion of the land is owned by Julie Ann Warren and has already been optioned by her unscrupulous, draft dodging husband, Henry. Now the combine must also obtain two smaller plots - one owned by Henry's cousin Rad McDowell, a combat veteran with a wife and family; the other by Reeve Scott, a young black man whose mother had been Julie's childhood Mammy. But neither Rad nor Reeve is interested in selling and they form an unprecedented black and white partnership to improve their land. Although infuriated by the turn of events, Henry remains determined to push through the big land deal. And when Reeve's mother Rose dies, Henry tries to persuade his wife to charge Reeve with illegal ownership of his property, confident the the bigoted Judge Purcell will rule against a Negro.

Directing:
  • Otto Preminger

Writing:
  • Horton Foote
  • Thomas C. Ryan

Stars:
Release Date: 1967-02-09
themoviedb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 146
Michael Caine
Michael Caine
Henry Warren
Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Julie Ann Warren
John Phillip Law
John Phillip...
Rad McDowell
Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carro...
Vivian Thurlow
Robert Hooks
Robert Hooks
Reeve Scott
Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
Lou McDowell
Burgess Meredith
Burgess Mered...
Judge Purcell
Loring Smith
Loring Smith
Thomas Elwell
George Kennedy
George Kenned...
Sheriff Coombs
Luke Askew
Luke Askew
Dolph Higginson
Beah Richards
Beah Richards
Rose Scott
Doro Merande
Doro Merande
Ada Hemmings
Madeleine Sherwood
Madeleine She...
Eula Purcell
Jim Backus
Jim Backus
Carter Sillens
Robert Reed
Robert Reed
Lars Finchley
Frank Converse
Frank Convers...
Rev. De Lavery
Rex Ingram
Rex Ingram
Prof. Thurlow
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