Tap Roots

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Tap Roots

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Tap Roots

Release Date: August 25, 1948

Year    :   1948
Slogan    :   «When she lost her lover...her sister gained one!»
Genres    :   Drama, War, Western
Production Companies    :   Walter Wanger Productions, Universal International Pictures
Director    :   George Marshall
Producers    :   Walter Wanger
Writers    :   Alan Le May, James H. Street
RunTime    :   109 mins.

Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is all about a county in Mississippi which chooses to secede from the state rather than enter the conflict. The county is protected from the Confederacy by an abolitionist (Ward Bond) and a Native American gentleman (Boris Karloff). The abolitionist's daughter (Susan Hayward) is courted by a powerful newspaper publisher (Van Heflin) when her fiance (Whitfield Connor), a confederate officer, elopes with the girl's sister (Julie London). The daughter at first resists the publisher's attentions, but turns to him for aid when her ex-fiance plans to capture the seceding county on behalf of the South.

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