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Hurry Sundown
Otto Preminger directed this star-studded adaptation of K.B. Gliden's novel about racial prejudice and emotional unrest in the Deep South. Henry Warren (Michael Caine) is a land owner obsessed with buying up all available land in a Georgia farming town. However, two parcels of land have escaped his reach, and he's determined to get them. The Scotts, an African-American family, own one of the lots that Henry is after; the matriarch of the family, Rose (Beah Richards), used to work as a servant for the family of Henry's wife, Julie Ann (Jane Fonda), so Henry sends Julie Ann to talk… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The last of Preminger's overblown adaptations of best-sellers, this may have a lot more juice than sustenance, but at least Preminger keeps the juices flowing."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Hurry Sundown is a gigantic masquerade in which the participants put on two things: a Southern accent and the audience."
‑ , TIME Magazine
"Preminger always seemed to attract heavyweight actors for lightweight films."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The Preminger flair which made The Cardinal so enjoyable, despite its hackneyed script, seems to have deserted him in this lumbering melodrama."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Otto Preminger's Hurry Sundown is a frustrating case, not good but not particularly bad, with a smokescreen of controversy surrounding it and obscuring its real faults."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"An outstanding, tasteful but hard-hitting, and handsomely-produced film."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"You'll come away feeling that although it's worthy in its ideals, it could have done with a touch less overblown melodrama."
‑ , Film4
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