This project takes us to the classic old west to play out the life of frontier marshal bass reeves. It is believed by some that bass reeves was the inspiration for the lone ranger radio and television series, even though he was never a texas ranger and spent little time in texas.
Bass was an imposing figure at 6’2″ and 200lbs.
Bass reeves movie cast. Bass reeves acheived freedom by fleeing after beating up george reeves, his “master”, after a card game. Reeves, first as a water boy, then as a field hand. David gyasi as bass reeves.
Marshal west of the mississippi river. The film opens with a declaration that the. Despite speculation that he inspired the creation of the lone ranger, few people know the epic story of bass reeves.and unlike the famous hero of radio, tv and film, reeves wore no mask.instead, as the first black deputy us marshal west of the mississippi, he fought to clear the arkansas and oklahoma territories of criminals during the late 19th century.
In 1875 he began a new career, receiving his commission as a u.s. And if you travel u.s. Marshal to serve west of the mississippi river a decade after the ratification of the 13thamendment.
Reeves, who relocated to paris, texas, in 1846. David gyasi (carnival row, interstellar) stars as bass. Yet another miniseries adapted from a biography is in the planning stages at hbo.
Bass reeves, wearing his iconic push broom mustache. Hell on the border shines a spotlight on the lawman, but fails in almost every other regard. See full cast + crew for bass reeves features load more features movie reviews presented by rotten tomatoes.
See the full list of bass reeves cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. Directed by brett william mauser, james a. He was known to be courteous and mannerly and to always be immaculately dressed with boots polished to a gleaming shine.
In 1838—nearly a century before the lone ranger was introduced to the public—bass reeves was born a slave in the arkansas household of william s. Enter city, state or zip code go. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies:
Sculptor harold holden of enid, oklahoma sculpted and had cast in bronze in norman, oklahoma, a figure of bass reeves. In the midst of this chaos, nine outlaws attempt to take over a saloon in the worst way. In the year 1875 the indian territory was the most dangerous place in the united states, because there was virtually no law to govern the land.
He was the first black deputy u.s. Bass reeves was thefirst black deputy u.s. House, santiago villalobos, craig rainey, wesley blake.
He was the first african american to receive a commission as a u.s. The life and legend of frontier marshall bass reeves. Bass reeves was born a slave in 1838 in crawford county, arkansas.
He usually rode a large red stallion with a white blazed face. Want to watch 'hell on the border' in the comfort of your own home? Bass reeves, a fictionalized film of his life and career, was released by ponderous productions of san antonio in 2010.
Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing bass reeves near you. The only man that can stop them is bass reeves. With derek ray duncan, samuel godwin, mauricio griffin, david guthrie.
Actor morgan freeman is one of the producers that will adapt the art t. The life and legend of frontier marshal bass reeves, published in 2006 by university of nebraska press. 1 biography 2 legacy 3 trivia 4 references bass reeves was born into slavery in crawford county, arkansas, in 1838.
Reeves passed away, his son, george, made bass reeves his personal companion and servant. Burton biography black gun, silver star: Route 62 between muskogee and fort gibson, oklahoma, you will cross a bridge named the bass reeves memorial bridge.
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That figure stands in pendergraft park in fort smith, arkansas. Marshal west of the mississippi river.he worked mostly in arkansas and the oklahoma territory. With david gyasi, ron perlman, frank grillo, manu intiraymi.
Read full synopsis cast + crew previous cast members more cast members. Movie details full cast & crew news. The american old west was a fertile cauldron for myth and legend, producing such fantastical figures as paul.
“hell on the border” is the story of bass reeves, played by david gyasi, who was the first black deputy u.s. Born as a slave, after the civil war he went west to engage in farming. Deputy marshal, under the direction of judge isaac c.
The movie, set in 1870s. After severely beating his enslaver, he fled to the indian territory where he lived among the cherokee, creeks and seminoles.bass stayed. Reeves served arkansas state legislator william s.
Arkansas, 1875, after shooting 5 men to save a judge and then going into indian territory after a lethal outlaw, bass reeves becomes the first black deputy marshal west of mississippi.