The Reivers (1969)

107 mins | Comedy-drama | 25 December 1969

Director:

Mark Rydell

Producer:

Irving Ravetch

Cinematographer:

Richard Moore

Editor:

Thomas Stanford

Production Designers:

Charles Bailey, Joel Schiller

Production Companies:

Duo Productions, Solar Productions, Inc., Cinema Center Films
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HISTORY

Filmed in Carrollton, ... More Less

Filmed in Carrollton, Mississippi. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
20 Jul 1967
p. 1.
Daily Variety
28 Jul 1967
p. 3.
Daily Variety
15 Jan 1968
p. 1, 18.
Daily Variety
28 Feb 1968
p 1.
Daily Variety
28 Mar 1968
p. 1.
Daily Variety
3 Jul 1968
p. 2.
Daily Variety
26 Sep 1968
p. 2.
Daily Variety
2 Oct 1968
p. 12.
Daily Variety
4 Oct 1968
p. 10.
Daily Variety
1 Nov 1968
p. 28.
Daily Variety
8 Nov 1968
p. 14.
Daily Variety
8 Nov 1968
p. 20.
Daily Variety
29 Nov 1968
p. 4.
Daily Variety
27 Jan 1969
p. 2.
Daily Variety
28 Jan 1969
p. 2.
Daily Variety
12 Nov 1969
p. 2.
Daily Variety
5 Dec 1969
p. 8.
Los Angeles Times
8 Jul 1968
Section F, p. 15.
Los Angeles Times
25 May 1969
Section O, p. 22.
Los Angeles Times
31 May 1969
Section A, p. 9.
Los Angeles Times
28 Nov 1969
Section E, p. 26.
Los Angeles Times
21 Dec 1969
Section B, p. 1.
Los Angeles Times
1 Jan 1970
Section E, p. 1.
New York Times
27 Oct 1968
Section D, p. 11.
New York Times
26 Dec 1969
p. 42.
Variety
19 Jul 1967
p. 11.
Variety
14 Aug 1968
p. 14.
Variety
26 Nov 1968
p. 14.
Variety
1 Jan 1969
p. 22.
Variety
25 Jun 1969
p. 7.
Variety
6 Aug 1969
p. 5.
Variety
27 Jan 1970
p. 9.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
An Irving Ravetch-Arthur Kramer Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Assoc prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam op
Elec gaffer
Stills
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Const coord
COSTUMES
Men's cost
Women's cost
SOUND
Sd mix
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Dial dir
Scr supv
Scr supv
Prop master
Prop master
Cinema Center Films pub dir
Loc auditor
Unit pub
Transportation capt
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Reivers, a Reminiscence by William Faulkner (New York, 1962).
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 December 1969
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 25 December 1969
Production Date:
began 30 September 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Duo Productions
Copyright Date:
17 November 1969
Copyright Number:
LP39331
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
107
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
22302
SYNOPSIS

As the McCaslins' first automobile, a new 1905 yellow Winton Flyer, arrives in Jefferson, Mississippi, 11-year-old Lucius McCaslin is the most excited of all the family. Boon Hogganbeck, a loyal but irrepressible hired hand, is given the position of "official driver." The elder McCaslins--Maury, the father, and Boss, the grandfather--are called away to a funeral in St. Louis. They leave Lucius in the care of old Aunt Callie, but Boon's influence takes over. He persuades Lucius to lie so that both of them can take the car for a pleasure trip to Memphis. As they reach the countryside, Ned, a Negro who as a baby was found in the McCaslin backyard, pops up from his hiding place in the back seat. The three travel to Memphis, 80 miles and nearly 24 hours away. At their destination, Ned goes his own way while Boon takes Lucius to Miss Reba's "boardinghouse for women." Boon finds his favorite of Miss Reba's women, Corrie, and discovers that she wants to change her ways and get married. Corrie's nephew, Otis, sleeps with Lucius that night, and when Otis calls his aunt a whore, Lucius defends her honor and receives a knife wound for his effort. Ned arrives the next morning and boasts of a trade he has made--the car for a racehorse named Lightning. To soothe Boon's temper, Ned explains that the car is the prize in a race between Lightning and another horse, Coppermine. At a makeshift track, Lightning proves to be anything but swift until Ned unwittingly opens a sardine sandwich in the horse's presence. Lightning demolishes his stall and later breaks the track's speed record. Sheriff Butch Lovemaiden's racial slurs against ... +


As the McCaslins' first automobile, a new 1905 yellow Winton Flyer, arrives in Jefferson, Mississippi, 11-year-old Lucius McCaslin is the most excited of all the family. Boon Hogganbeck, a loyal but irrepressible hired hand, is given the position of "official driver." The elder McCaslins--Maury, the father, and Boss, the grandfather--are called away to a funeral in St. Louis. They leave Lucius in the care of old Aunt Callie, but Boon's influence takes over. He persuades Lucius to lie so that both of them can take the car for a pleasure trip to Memphis. As they reach the countryside, Ned, a Negro who as a baby was found in the McCaslin backyard, pops up from his hiding place in the back seat. The three travel to Memphis, 80 miles and nearly 24 hours away. At their destination, Ned goes his own way while Boon takes Lucius to Miss Reba's "boardinghouse for women." Boon finds his favorite of Miss Reba's women, Corrie, and discovers that she wants to change her ways and get married. Corrie's nephew, Otis, sleeps with Lucius that night, and when Otis calls his aunt a whore, Lucius defends her honor and receives a knife wound for his effort. Ned arrives the next morning and boasts of a trade he has made--the car for a racehorse named Lightning. To soothe Boon's temper, Ned explains that the car is the prize in a race between Lightning and another horse, Coppermine. At a makeshift track, Lightning proves to be anything but swift until Ned unwittingly opens a sardine sandwich in the horse's presence. Lightning demolishes his stall and later breaks the track's speed record. Sheriff Butch Lovemaiden's racial slurs against Ned lead Boon to defend his friend violently. The group is jailed, but Corrie comes to the rescue, returning to her old profession for the sheriff. Boon, incensed, blackens her eye and cuts her mouth. Disappointed by Boon, Lucius threatens to go home instead of riding Lightning, but after he sees the prized car arrive at the track, he changes his mind. The race is close, but at the last moment, Coppermine jumps the rail and crosses the finish line ahead of Lightning. Because of the infraction, the race is rerun and Lightning easily wins. After the race, Boss arrives to escort the trio, the horse, and the car back to Jefferson. At home, Maury is stern with Lucius. As he prepares the razor strap for punishment, Boss intervenes, prevents the whipping, and tells Lucius that he must accept the consequences of his wrongdoing. Somewhat heartened by his grandfather's advice, Lucius is made even happier when he hears that Boon and Corrie will marry--and will name their first child after him. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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