Tap Roots

Tap Roots (1948)

When she lost her lover...her sister gained one!

  • Genre: Drama, War, Western
  • Release Date: 1948-08-25
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 5 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Walter Wanger Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is all about a county in Mississippi which chooses to secede from the state rather than enter the conflict. The county is protected from the Confederacy by an abolitionist (Ward Bond) and a Native American gentleman (Boris Karloff). The abolitionist's daughter (Susan Hayward) is courted by a powerful newspaper publisher (Van Heflin) when her fiance (Whitfield Connor), a confederate officer, elopes with the girl's sister (Julie London). The daughter at first resists the publisher's attentions, but turns to him for aid when her ex-fiance plans to capture the seceding county on behalf of the South.

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Editing Milton Carruth Editor
Production Walter Wanger Producer
Art Ruby R. Levitt Set Decoration
Art Alexander Golitzen Production Design
Art Russell A. Gausman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Bud Westmore Makeup Artist
Camera Lionel Lindon Director of Photography
Directing George Marshall Director
Camera Winton C. Hoch Director of Photography
Sound Frank Skinner Original Music Composer
Writing Alan Le May Screenplay
Writing James H. Street Novel
Crew Lionel Wiggam Additional Dialogue
Costume & Make-Up Yvonne Wood Costume Design
Art Frank A. Richards Art Direction