I've been waiting for this to come out on Dvd; I own the VHS. Clark Gable plays the cavalier rogue to perfection (as usual), the suprise is Sidney Portier's excellent performance as his adopted son/slave. Yvonne de Carlo gives a fine performance as a woman fallen from the 'white world' (daughter of a plantation owner) of the South to being a slave because her mother was Afro-American. Gable buys her to save her 'from a fate worse than death', then to her suprise treats her like a lady and eventually offers her freedom. The supporting cast flush out the movie and add colour (no pun intended) to what might have been a boring love story. There's actually an intricate story here; a well-written, if somewhat predictable, one. As a romantic lead I doubt you can beat Clark Gable in his sombre, heroic role. This is one of my favourites along with Magombo (Magombo is one of the few remakes I prefer over the original 1930's Red Dust) but I'm not reviewing that here. If you're are a Clark Gable fan, an action-drama fan or a romantic -- this movie has it all for you. Marcia.