Hurry Sundown

Hurry Sundown

DVD - 2011
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About racial prejudice and emotional unrest in 1940s Georgia. Henry Warren is an unscrupulous and racist landowner obsessed with buying up all available land in a Georgia farming town. Blocking his path are sharecroppers Rod McDowell and Reeve Scott, one white and one black.

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May 21, 2016

Up into the early 1950’s, Hollywood produced White films that excluded African-Americans except as either servants or as buffoons. In the mid-fifties, independent-minded producers started making films with three-dimensional African-American characters. And by the mid-sixties, more and more films came out exploring African-Americans interacting with whites. And here in Hurry Sundown (1967), we see a film in which white corporatists attempt to cheat Blacks and poor whites. The topic of the film is real, but at times the characters are somewhat two-dimensional. Perhaps, the White producers did not hire enough knowledgeable staff to produce fully three dimensional characters.

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