White Bondage

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Crusading investigative reporter Oliver heads for the Bible Belt hoping to expose the shortweighting and usury that the wealthy planters use to virtually enslave the white sharecroppers in post-Emancipation Proclamation times. A worthy subject and an opportunity for stirring social comment are then bypassed as the film turns into a routine B-western-style...read more

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Crusading investigative reporter Oliver heads for the Bible Belt hoping to expose the shortweighting and usury that the wealthy planters use to virtually enslave the white sharecroppers in post-Emancipation Proclamation times. A worthy subject and an opportunity for stirring social comment

are then bypassed as the film turns into a routine B-western-style chase picture. Oliver is saved from a lynch mob by local beauty Muir--her hair colored brunette for this role--for the romantic but disappointing finish.

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  • Review: Crusading investigative reporter Oliver heads for the Bible Belt hoping to expose the shortweighting and usury that the wealthy planters use to virtually enslave the white sharecroppers in post-Emancipation Proclamation times. A worthy subject and an oppor… (more)

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