New Release: Hurry Sundown DVD

Hurry Sundown movie scene

Faye Dunaway gets comfortable with John Phillip Law in 1967s' Hurry Sundown.

Olive Films’ dipped back into the Paramount Pictures archive for the 1967 drama Hurry Sundown, directed by Otto Preminger (Skidoo) and starring Michael Caine (Inception), Jane Fonda (Barbarella) and Faye Dunaway (Bonnie and Clyde). The movie was released on DVD on May 17, 2011.

Based on K.B. Gilden’s novel, this movie about racial prejudice and emotional unrest in the 1940s Deep South turns on Henry Warren (Caine), an unscrupulous and racist landowner obsessed with buying up all available land in a Georgia farming town. Blocking his path are sharecroppers Rod McDowell (John Phillip Law, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad) and Reeve Scott (Robert Hooks, Passenger 57), one white and one black.

Adapted for the screen by Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Thomas C. Ryan (The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter), the film co-stars Diahann Carroll (TV’s Julia), Burgess Meredith (Magic), Robert Reed (TV’s The Brady Bunch) and George Kennedy (Airport).

No bonus features are on the Hurry Sundown DVD, which carries a list price of $24.95.


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.