Slaves (film)

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Poster of the movie Slaves.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Herbert Biberman
Produced by Philip Langner
Written by Herbert Biberman
John O. Killens
Alida Sherman
Starring Stephen Boyd
Dionne Warwick
Ossie Davis
Music by Bobby Scott
Cinematography Joseph C. Brun
Edited by Sidney Mayers
Release date
  • July 2, 1969 (1969-07-02)
Running time
110 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Slaves is a 1969 American drama film directed by Herbert Biberman. It was entered into the 1969 Cannes Film Festival.[1] The film stars Dionne Warwick (in her screen acting debut), Ossie Davis, and Stephen Boyd.


Set in the 1850s South, the film follows Cassy and Luke, two black slaves who are sold to the sadistic plantation owner MacKay. He wants labor from the men and sex from the women. On this, he is determined to exploit both Cassy and Luke.


See also


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Slaves". Retrieved April 8, 2009. 

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