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still from Buck and the Preacher (Sidney Poitier, US 1971)

Buck and the Preacher

Sidney Poitier / US, 1971 / 102 min.

Sidney Poitier shows in his comic version of the classic Western that the Wild West was not the sole preserve of white cowboys. Poitier leads a group of formerly enslaved people to a new land; with a stellar role for Harry Belafonte as a charming fake priest. Native Americans also come to the aid of the caravan.

poster Buck and the Preacher (Sidney Poitier, US 1971)
Building a new life on the fertile soil of the prairies of the West seems like a good idea to a number of freed plantation slaves. They call in the help of Buck (Poitier) to act as a guide and lead their caravan to their promised land.

Details

Director

Sidney Poitier

Production year

1971

Country

US

Original title

Buck and the Preacher

Length

102 min.

Language

English

Subtitles

NONE

Format

DCP

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still from Buck and the Preacher (Sidney Poitier, US 1971)
still from Buck and the Preacher (Sidney Poitier, US 1971)
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