Anti-Gone with the Wind
Based on a novel by Robert Penn Warren, this 1957 movie directed by famed Raoul Walsh, Warner Brothers, re-visits the theme of slavery and the Southern Plantation from the late 1850s through the Civil War. Clark Gable, from Gone With the Wind, stars along with Sidney Poitier, in a breakthrough African-American role. The contrasting treatment of slavery and white complicity is powerful in provoking thought about how destructive the peculiar institution is from the point of view of a white heiress, played by Yvonne de Carlo, whose legacy is legally reversed by a genetic discovery in her ancestry. A tragedy as penetrating as the fate of the honest and brave daughter of Shakespeare's King Lear.