Davis, a self-ordained minister, returns to Cotchipee, Georgia, his native community, with his wife Dee. He intends to purchase a barn on the plantation owned by tyrant Booke. Planning to turn the building into an integrated church, he passes off Dee as a dead cousin who is entitled to
$500 being held by cruel master Booke. The plan fails, but Alda, Booke's liberal-thinking son, helps Davis accomplish his mission. The barn is converted, but the first gathering in the church is very somber...the funeral ceremony for Booke, who died of a stroke after being outwitted by Davis.
Based on the play "Purlie Victorious," this film sermonizes about civil rights, bigotry, and...