Based on the popular Broadway play, Purlie Victorious is the story of a black preacher (award-winning stage and screen actor, Ossie Davis), who returns home to rural Georgia to claim an inheritance and bring down Ol' Cap'n' Stonewall Jackson Cotchipee (Sorrell Booke, The Dukes of Hazzard), the ruthless plantation owner that he once served.
Accompanying Purlie is Miss Lutiebelle Jenkins (Ruby Dee), a pretty young girl who has captured his heart. Purlie persuades her to convince Cotchipee that she is the long-lost relative entitled to the family inheritance. But, the plot goes awry and Purlie must hide to escape the
old man's wrath.
He finds a surprise ally in Cotchipee's son, Charlie (award-winning actor, Alan Alda, in his first film role), a progressive Southern gentleman who takes matters into his own hands, eventually helping Purlie emerge victorious.
While played with comedic effect, Purlie Victorious reflects the powerful themes of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
Cast: Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Alan Alda,
Godfrey Cambridge, Sorrelle Brooke
starring Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee
Length: 100 Minutes
Rating: Not Rated
Film Release Date: 1963
DVD Release Date: 2005
Studio: MPI Home Video
Audio Format: Mono
Screen Format: Full Frame 1.33:1
Black & White
Original Language: English
Other Languages: None