Band of Angels Band of Angels is an often absurd Civil War-era romantic tale of a white woman (Yvonne De Carlo) sold into slavery and the plantation owner… Band of Angels Band of Angels is an often absurd Civil War-era romantic tale of a white woman (Yvonne De Carlo) sold into slavery and the plantation owner…
DVD Review

Band of Angels (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jan 30, 2007; DVD Release Date: Jan 30, 2007; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Romance; With: Yvonne DeCarlo, Clark Gable and Sidney Poitier

Band of Angels is an often absurd Civil War-era romantic tale of a white woman (Yvonne De Carlo) sold into slavery and the plantation owner who buys her finds Gable back in Gone With the Wind form as the handsome, roguish Southerner whose livelihood stands on the edge of extinction. While the film's attempt to sell Gable as a kindly ''massa'' verges on offensive, Poitier (as his educated ward) possesses a racial rage that presages the turmoil of the 1960s. Sadly, the film's neutered conclusion reflects a less sophisticated time. EXTRAS None.

Originally posted Jan 26, 2007 Published in issue #918-919 Feb 02, 2007 Order article reprints
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