Mandingo

Synopsis: Slave owner Warren Maxwell insists that his son, Hammond, who is busy bedding the slaves he buys, marry a white woman and father him a son. While in New Orleans, he picks up a wife, Blanche, a "bed wench," Ellen, and a Mandingo slave, Mede, whom he trains to be a bare-knuckle fighting champion. Angered that Hammond is spending too much time with his slaves, Blanche beds down Mede.
Director(s): Richard Fleischer
Production: Paramount Pictures
  1 win.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Rotten Tomatoes:
31%
R
Year:
1975
127 min
184 Views


I was born

in this time

to never be free

born in this time

to never be free

wait all my time

for freedom

now

it's too far

up a hill for me

now, you know,

my feeling

is all I ever owned

yeah

you know,

my feeling, now

is all I ever owned

well, you know, ah,

happiness is one thing

mmm

I have never known

yeah,

I don't understand

and I don't know

who to blame

well-well,

I don't understand

and I don't know

who to blame

yeah, and I

just keep on livin'

I just keep on

livin' the same

I am so tired

but I can't take

my rest

yeah,

and I'm so tired

but I can't take my rest

yeah, you know,

my back

is so worn

and I ain't

feel that strong

dear lord in heaven

can you hear

my lonesome prayer?

oh, dear lord

in heaven

can you hear

my lonesome prayer?

oh, save me

from trouble

mmm

trouble an'

despair

I was born

in this time

to never be free

well, I was born

in this time

mmm

to never be free

well, you know,

my time for freedom

way up-way up there

with a halo on me

way on-way up there

where heaven be

way, way,

way up there

where heaven be

How much for this wench

and sucker?

She ought to be

worth 650.

That's too much.

I can't get more

than seven for them

in new orleans.

Shuck down your pants.

Bend over.

You're wasting time.

He ain't got

hemorrhoids.

You alter

some of them?

My pa never

altered a n*gger,

Nor have I.

On this plantation,

there's no altered

horse nor n*gger.

When the bucks run

a-scared of that,

I wouldn't

be blaming them.

This buck's cicero,

a runner.

Talks a lot.

Talks, preaches.

Stops the others

from doing.

Else,

he's a prime worker.

Make a deal on him.

Go fetch.

Ah. He moves fast.

A sound buck.

Good for the sugar cane.

Yeah. He might

last 7, 8 years.

1,500 for the 3 of them.

That's this one here

and them two.

2,500.

Done.

Don't want to see

another batch?

No, that's enough

for now.

All right, mem,

Send them back

to quarters.

See that those

three bucks

Is chained

in the barn tonight.

Yes, master maxwell, sir.

Back to quarters,

everybody.

Papa! Papa.

Brownlee is the correct

cognomen,

Is it not, sir?

That is, sir.

Ham, this here's

mr. Brownlee.

Right charmed

by the honor

of your company.

Well, I'm right charmed

my own self.

Mr. Brownlee

is a trader.

Well, you gonna

have slaves,

You got to have

traders.

That's right.

You can't eat them,

And you can't plow

them under.

Papa. Papa, doc redfield

come about big pearl.

Well, you know...

If she has vomit

or temperature,

She got to be

isolated.

No, doc redfield,

nothing like that.

Well, let's see.

All right, now, pearl,

breathe deep.

Git! Git!

What ails her, doc?

Doc redfield's

the best veterinarian

anywhere around here.

She a virgin?

Oh.

Well, I reckon.

But you can't

never be sure

About a black wench.

lucy?

She pure.

I've been saving her

Like master maxwell

tell me.

She a mandingo wench.

You don't let

just any buck

get to her.

Hmm.

Big pearl,

you the only one

Who can tell us

most certain.

Mm-hmm.

Well...

Nothing ailing

the wench-

Except she cravin'-

In the bud of heat.

She's hipped, plum hipped.

Old doc redfield-

Nothing

he don't know

About n*gger nature,

n*gger symptoms.

Hammond, son...

You pleasure her,

she'll get better.

You don't...

She'll fall off.

I too black,

master, sir.

I not fitting

for you.

Master's duty

To pleasure the wenches

first time,

You know that.

Oh.

Pure mandingo.

You got bucks,

too?

I'd give s3,000

for a mandingo buck.

Need one to breed her.

When I was your age,

hammond,

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Norman Wexler

Norman Wexler (August 6, 1926 – August 23, 1999) was an American screenwriter whose work included such films as Saturday Night Fever, Serpico and Joe, for which he received an Oscar nomination in 1971. A Detroit native and 1944 Central High School graduate, Wexler attended Harvard University before moving to New York in 1951. more…

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