Plot & Details
Beulah Land is an edited, movie-length version of the three-part TV miniseries adaptation of Lonnie Coleman's multi-part novels. The film is set in the Old South, with a time span ranging from 1827 to the postwar Reconstruction Era. Lesley Ann Warren stars as Sarah Kendrick, young belle of the Beulah Land plantation, who finds herself in love with a "damn Yankee." Sarah must also contend with a weakling brother (Paul Rudd) and a former slave (Dorian Harewood) who demands freedom as a right rather than a privilege. Beulah Land took forever to get before the cameras due to protests from black historical organizations; when it was finally telecast on October 7-9, 1980, NBC conducted a low-pressure ad campaign, as though the network was still fearful of stepping on toes despite the testimonial of a black Yale history professor, who commended the production for its "special sensitivity."
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 267min.
- DVD Release Date: 07/26/2005
- Director(s): Harry Falk, Virgil Vogel
- Starring: Lesley Ann Warren , Michael Sarrazin , Eddie Albert , Meredith Baxter , Hope Lange
- Keywords: Civil-War [US], Southern-belle, brother, family-disapproval, plantation, slavery
- Language: English