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The McMasters Details


Set in the immediate post-Civil War era, The McMasters stars Brock Peters as a black Union soldier who finds he must figuratively fight the war all over again. Returning to his southern hometown, Peters quickly learns that nothing has really changed: he is a "free"man in name only. Peters' ex-master Burl Ives magnanimously gives the former slave a plot of land, but only Native-American David Carradine and his tribesmen are willing to work for a black man. The "invasion" of Indians serves to stir up the racial divisiveness even farther, thanks to local rabble-rouser Jack Palance. The McMasters was originally released in two versions with two different endings, succinctly summing up the film's "no easy answers" stance. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Burl Ives
as McMasters
Brock Peters
as Benjie
David Carradine
as White Feather
Nancy Kwan
as Robin
Jack Palance
as Kolby
John Carradine
as Preacher
L.Q. Jones
as Russell
R.G. Armstrong
as Watson
Dane Clark
as Spencer
Frank Raiter
as Grant
Alan Vint
as Hank
Marion Brash
as Mrs. Watson
Paul Eichenberg
as Jud
Richard Alden
as Lester
Lonnie Samuel
as Bull
Albert Hockmeister
as Sheriff
Dumas Slade
as Cullen
Joan Howard
as Mrs. Spencer
William Kiernan
as Bartender
Bill Alexander
as Barber


Alf Kjellin
Monroe Sachson
Lester Shorr
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Composer (Music Score)
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Melvin Shapiro
Joel Schiller
Production Designer
Joel Schiller
Art Director
George R. Nelson
Set Designer
Rodd Redwing
Technical Advisor