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  • A
  • Drama
  • 1967
  • 146 mins

Hurry Sundown

Hurry Sundown


Preminger wears a liberal heart on his sleeve and then blows his nose on it as heavy-handed sentimentality and nobility dominate this story of rich white folks trying to steal land from poor black folks. It's set in Deep South 'Jow-jaawh' (Georgia, to the uninitiated) in the mid-40s when the irredeemably unpleasant white landowners are trying to take away the farm of an ineffably good black man.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Diahann Carroll, Peter Goff, Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, George Kennedy, Rex Ingram, Loring Smith, Michael Caine
  • Director: Otto Preminger
  • Writer: Milton Krasner, Thomas C Ryan, Horton Foote
  • Producer: Otto Preminger
  • Photographer: Loyal Griggs

In a nutshell

God, sex, class, guilt, moralizing and Negro spirituals are all thrown into the stew, and you'll come away feeling that although it's worthy in its ideals, it could have done with a touch less overblown melodrama.

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