Produced after the TV miniseries Roots
stirred up widespread interest in the history of slavery, this exploitation picture whose incendiary trailer was once dubbed a "race riot in a can" takes a surprisingly sober approach to the horrors of the slave trade. German aristocrat Max von Erken (director Jurgen Goslar) is exiled after he kills his politically connected opponent in a duel, and flees to East Africa with his beautiful wife, Anna (Britt Ekland). Although capturing and selling African slaves is illegal in almost all European nations, the slave trade continues to flourish. Arab slave trader Hassan (Ray Milland) and his African asscociate, Mu...