About the film
Release Date: August 01, 1970
|Slogan||:||«After the wedding... they were given a real fine reception.»|
|Production Companies||:||Distrifilm SA, JayJen Productions|
|Producers||:||Dimitri De Grunwald, Monroe Sachson|
|Writers||:||Harold Jacob Smith|
Set in the immediate post-Civil War era, The McMasters stars Brock Peters as a black Union soldier who finds he must figuratively fight the war all over again. Returning to his southern hometown, Peters quickly learns that nothing has really changed: he is a "free"man in name only. Peters' ex-master Burl Ives magnanimously gives the former slave a plot of land, but only Native-American David Carradine and his tribesmen are willing to work for a black man. The "invasion" of Indians serves to stir up the racial divisiveness even farther, thanks to local rabble-rouser Jack Palance.