An entertainingly full-blown melodrama brimming with lust, notable for its similarities to GONE WITH THE WIND and for dealing with miscegenation and racial tensions. Forced to leave school when left penniless after her father's death, De Carlo learns that she is partially black and is
promptly taken to be sold on the block. Before any mean-minded plantation owner can unbutton her bodice, however, powerful landowner Gable buys her and ensconces her inside his lavish mansion, where she soon becomes his loving and grateful mistress. The Civil War breaks out, and the Yankees
capture New Orleans, recruiting ex-slaves to the colors. Poitier, Gable's overseer (in a soft p...