The Civil War is over and the West offers unlimited opportunities for the adventurous. Yet the celebration is short-lived for Caleb Revers (Bill Cosby), a black veteran trying to plant roots under the scorching sun of the Arizona frontier.
A kindly neighbor gives Revers a horse to help plow the land and support his wife, Ivy (Gloria Foster), and their precocious 12-year-old son, Billy (George Spell). But town bigots resent a black man owning a horse and the stallion is stolen, so Revers and his son embark on a dangerous mission to get it back.
A murderous horse thief, an archrival from Revers' past and a crazed sheriff are among many hostile obstacles which force young Billy to grow up fast-and which provide Bill Cosby a rare opportunity to display his powerful, dramatic talent in his motion picture film debut.
In his first feature film, Bill Cosby stars as Caleb Revers, a black Civil War veteran who takes his wife (Gloria Foster) and 12 year-old son (George Spell) to Arizona and sets up a homestead. A kindly neighbor gives him a horse to help work the land, but before long, racist white folks steal his horse. Caleb and his son set out to retrieve the horse, but several dangerous obstacles, including a crazed sheriff and an arch rival from Caleb's past, stand in their way.
African Americans |
Civil War |
Family Interaction |
Period Piece |
Race Relations |