Tap Roots

Tap Roots

Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is all about a county in Mississippi which chooses to secede from the state rather than enter the conflict. The county is protected from the Confederacy by an abolitionist (Ward Bond) and a Native American gentleman (Boris Karloff). The abolitionist's daughter (Susan Hayward) is courted by a powerful newspaper publisher (Van Heflin) when her fiance (Whitfield Connor), a confederate officer, elopes with the girl's sister (Julie London). The daughter at first resists the publisher's attentions, but turns to him for aid when her ex-fiance plans to capture the seceding county on behalf of the South.

Cast for Tap Roots...

Van Heflin
Keith Alexander
Susan Hayward
Morna Dabney
Boris Karloff
Tishomingo
Julie London
Aven Dabney
Whitfield Connor
Clay MacIvor
Ward Bond
Hoab Dabney
Richard Long
Bruce Dabney
Arthur Shields
Reverend Kirkland
Griff Barnett
Dr. MacIntosh
Sondra Rodgers
Shellie Dabney
Russell Simpson
Big Sam Dabney