The McMasters


1h 30m 1970

Film Details

Also Known As
The blood crowd
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 7 Aug 1970; Los Angeles opening: 23 Dec 1970
Production Company
JayJen Productions
Distribution Company
Chevron Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Benjie returns to his hometown in the South after fighting for the North and meets with hostility from Kolby, a bigoted rancher who lost his arm while fighting for the Confederacy, and Russell, Kolby's ranch hand. Neal McMasters, a rancher who reared Benjie from childhood, offers him a half-share of his ranch. No one will work for Benjie because he is black, and McMasters is almost forced to sell Benjie's land, but Benjie's kindness to an Indian, White Feather, is reciprocated when members of his tribe arrive to help with the roundup. In further gratitude, White Feather presents Robin, his sister, to Benjie for his wife. Kolby leads some of the townsfolk in a drunken attack on McMasters and Benjie, and Robin is raped. The Indians refuse Benjie's plea for help, arguing that a black landowner is no better than the white landowners who stole their land. Despite pleas from Spencer, a liberal rancher, Kolby organizes another attack in which McMasters is killed and the house burned. Benjie is about to be hanged when the Indians launch a counterattack and kill Kolby. Benjie decides to stay on at the ranch with Robin.

Film Details

Also Known As
The blood crowd
MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 7 Aug 1970; Los Angeles opening: 23 Dec 1970
Production Company
JayJen Productions
Distribution Company
Chevron Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Filmed in New Mexico. Also known as The Blood Crowd. Also shown in a 97-min version during its first New York engagement.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1970

Released in United States 1970