The Reivers (1969)

The Reivers





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This comedy-drama is taken from the final novel by celebrated author William Faulkner. Lucius (Mitch Vogel) is the 11 year old grandson of Boss McCaslin (Will Geer). The family eagerly awaits the delivery of a 1905 Winton Flyer automobile. Ned McCaslin (Rupert Cross) is the black worker who is a product of a union between the Boss' ancestor and one of his slave girls. Along with the family handyman Boon (Steve McQueen), Lucius and Ned travel with the new auto to Memphis. Ned trades the car in … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Harriet,, Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank Jr. / Irving Ravetch
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 14, 2005



as Boon Hogganbeck

as Lucius McCaslin

as Ned McCaslin

as Miss Reba

as Uncle Possum

as Maury McCaslin

as Dr. Peabody

as Alison McCaslin

as Phoebe

as Sally

as May Ellen

as Aunt Callie

as Sarah

as Uncle Ike

as Cousin Zack

as Walter Clapp

as Joe Poleymus

as Mrs. Possum

as Mary Possum

as Van Tosch

as Joe Dobbs

as Pete Hyde

as Paul Hart

as Al Boyce

as Aunt Callie

as W.J. Carver

as Narrator

as Billy Hebb
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Critic Reviews for The Reivers

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A well acted adaptation of William Faulkner's last novel, offering good roles for Steve McQueen and Rupert Cross, only the second black to receive an oscar nomination by 1969.

Full Review… | July 18, 2011

Fine adventure tale.

Full Review… | September 13, 2010
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

October 8, 2005
Fantastica Daily

Audience Reviews for The Reivers

ok period piece told like 'to kill a mockingbird' from a child's point of view though steve mcqueen is top billed.


(Narrated by Burgess Meredith) A 60-year-old man tells of the wild roadtrip in his childhood when he learns the facts of life through Boon, played by Steve McQueen. It's a heartwarming and funny story of lessons in lying, cheating, womanizing and brawling!

Dolores Owen

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