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Actors: Steve McQueen

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Boon Hogenbeck is not one to be left “down on the farm.” No sirree! So he borrow's his boss's brand new automobile and heads out for Memphis--it's to be the time of his life!
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(Remember: "to reive" means "to steal"!)Steve McQueen is the irrascible young Hogenbeck, and, together with the 12-year-old grandson of the car's owner, and his black stable hand, they head for a wild adventure that none of them could have predicted. Once they arrive (from Mississippi--this is early 20th century, mind you) in Memphis, they lodge in a local cat house (Boon has a friend who
works there), and the fun begins. Based upon a William Faulkner novel, the humor is anything but Faulkner (who would have thought the Nobel Prize winner would have had a
sense of humor, as it certainly doesn't show up in his other novels!).


The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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