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Band of Angels [DVD] [1957]

  • SKU: 15230493
  • Release Date: 01/30/2007
  • Rating: NR

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

    Special Features

    • Theatrical trailer
    • Languages: English & Français
    • Subtitles: English (feature film only)


    Band of Angels
    Based on a novel by Robert Penn Warren, this Southern potboiler stars Yvonne DeCarlo as Amantha Starr, the daughter of a wealthy Louisiana plantation owner. When her father unexpectedly dies, Amantha discovers that her father was deep in debt and the family is penniless, and she is forced to drop out of the exclusive girls' school she was attending. What's more, it is discovered that Amantha has a small amount of African-American blood, and under the laws she is to be sold into slavery in New Orleans. Amantha is purchased by Hamish Bond (Clark Gable), a dashing, wealthy, but mysterious landowner. While Amantha is at first terrified by her new situation, in time she grows fond of Hamish and becomes romantically involved with him. However, the outbreak of the Civil War leads to Union forces taking New Orleans; RauRu (Sidney Poitier), Hamish's trusted overseer, joins the Northern forces as the Rebels go down in defeat. RauRu hates Amantha for literally sleeping with the enemy, and Hamish for the corrupt system he represents, but his last remaining threads of loyalty prevent him from taking them prisoner. With his crops destroyed, Hamish must rebuild his empire from the ground up, and, as he joins forces with his former associate Capt. Canavan (Torin Thatcher), he must reveal a shameful secret to Amantha: he once earned his living as a slave trader. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Clark Gable
      Clark Gable - Hamish Bond
    • Yvonne De Carlo
      Yvonne De Carlo - Amantha Starr
    • Sidney Poitier
      Sidney Poitier - RauRu
    • Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
      Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - Ethan Sears
    • Patric Knowles
      Patric Knowles - Charles de Marigny

    Customer rating

    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 2 reviews

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite movies

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      I have seen this movie countless times in my life and never get bored with it. It's so good! I had it on VHS and finally got around to replacing it with a DVD. Is any woman more beautiful than DeCarlo is in this? Her costumes are to die for. The studios wanted to cash in on the Gone With the Wind fans and did a great job. Many great actors, beautiful sets, wonderful plot, and plenty of romance. The funny thing is that I don't usually care for romance movies and hate romance novels. This is an exception with all the bells and whistles.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very good movie


      Really like the movie, it was back in the days of prejudice, Sidney Poitier and Clark Gable, I enjoy classics. Love them

      I would recommend this to a friend

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