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The McMasters

Theatrical Release Date:  TBC
Home Ent. Release Date:  11 Apr 2010


Set in the immediate post-Civil War era, THE McMASTERS stars Brock Peters (The L-Shaped Room, To Kill a Mockingbird) as Benjie, a black Union soldier and former slave who returns to his southern hometown. He quickly learns that nothing has really changed: he is a ‘free’ man in name only. Benjie’s one true friend turns out to be Neal McMasters (Burl Ives, The Big Country, Day of the Outlaw), the rancher who raised Benjie and is now offering him a half-share in the McMasters’ land. In need of help, Benjie befriends Native-American White Feather (David Carradine, Kung Fu, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2) and his starving tribesmen who end up working on the land. In return, White Feather offers Benjie his sister Robin (Nancy Kwan) to be his wife as a token of their gratitude. But things come to a violent turn when the local bigots’ racial hatred launch a reign of anger, led by the chilling Kolby (Jack Palance) and Benjie will have to fight to keep his land... This action-packed western is notable for being one of the first in the genre to deal with the racial prejudice of whites against blacks and Native Americans.

Directed By:

  • Alf Kjellin


  • Burt Ives
  • Brock Peters
  • David Carradine
  • Nancy Kwan

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