A sincere, but ineptly handled and badly dated, attempt to illustrate the evils of American slavery while showing sympathy and understanding for all involved. The result is a misfired mess that becomes frequently laughable because of the unfocused, pretentious, and overambitious nature of
the screenplay. Davis stars as the favorite slave of a Kentucky rancher who is forced to sell his holdings circa 1850. Mississippi plantation owner Boyd buys Davis and two other slaves (Kya-Hill, King) from the rancher and transports them south. A former slave-ship captain, Boyd is an educated man
with an appreciation for African culture, a fact that is demonstrated by the African...