Director: Michael Roemer

Writer(s): Michael Roemer, Robert M. Young

Starring: Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln, Julius Harris, Gloria Foster, Martin Priest, Leonard Parker, Yaphet Kotto, Stanley Greene, Helen Lounck, Helene Arrindell, Walter Wilson, Milton Williams, Mel Stewart, Marshal Tompkin, Alfred Puryear, Charles McRea, Ed Rowan, Tom Ligon, William Jordan, Dorothy Hall, Gertrude Jeannette, Gil Rogers, Richard Webber, Eugene Wood, Jim Wright, Arland Schubert, Peter Carew, Bill Riola, Jay Brooks, Robert Berger, Jary Banks, Richard Ward, Moses Gunn, Mark Shapiro, William Phillips, Sylvia Ray, Esther Rolle, Evelyn Davis

Synopsis: Born in Birmingham, Duff Anderson, the father of a male toddler, who lives with a nanny, re-locates to a small town to work on the railroad. He meets with and is attracted to Josie much to the chagrin of her preacher father. The marriage does take place nevertheless, both re-locate to live in their own house and he gets a job in a mill. He decides not to bring his son to live with them. Challenges arise when the Mill Foreman finds out that Duff is attempting to unionize the workers, forcing Duff to quit, and look for work elsewhere. Unable to reconcile himself to working on a daily wage of $2.50 picking cotton nor even as a waiter, he gets a job at a garage. He is enraged at a customer for belittling him and Josie, and is let go. Unemployed, unable to support his wife and son, he gets abusive and leaves – perhaps never to return.

Release Date: September 19, 1964 (USA) | Length: 95 min | Genre: Drama, Romance | MPAA Rating: NR

 

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