Tuesday, November 25, 2008

HELP

OK, I saw the BEST of the worst made-for-TV movies I have ever seen the other day. OK, not the other day so much as like two months ago, but it was sooo bad; I loved it! I have no idea the name of it, but it looked fairly recent, I'd say it was no later than 1991 or earlier. I don't know any of the actors in it either. It was on Ion, so it could have been anything. Anyway, here is the synopsis:

Set in the 1880's. A mulatto girl from Canada marries a wealthy white man. Rather than taking her to London as her parents think, he instead rapes her and sells her in the American slave market. No one believes that she is a free woman, and she is bought quickly by a Virginian plantation owner. He makes her a kitchen slave, and he is known throughout the land for buying young, light skinned slaves to be his 'lady.' Any way, she steals paper and a stamp from his office when she is cleaning it and writes to her mother and father to let them know where she is and to help her. With the help of a strapping young slave who butchers for the kitchen, they get the letter mailed. At this point I fell asleep, so I don't know if she was rescued or not.
Does this sound familiar to anyone? Can anyone tell me anything about this stupid movie? It's been killing me!!

4 comments:

"Lady" Bea said...

HA. That's the one that spent a whole evening on the phone with each other, looking up every young, African American actress we could think of an Googling all sorts of questionable phrases. And we STILL didn't find it!

That was good times, though.

Volstaag said...

Could it possibly have been "Captive Heart: The James Mink Story" Let me know if this is it as this will now drive me crazy till I know

"Lady" Bea said...

VOLSTAAG. YOU ARE BRILLIANT. That's it!!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115826/

Auntie Mame said...

Volstaag, you are amazing. But...
you still haunt my sleep.