In this true story, Fanny Kemble is a famous star of the English stage, but while touring the United States, she gives up her career to marry wealthy American Pierce Butler. Moving with him from Philadelphia to his Georgia plantation, Fanny sees slavery firsthand, and her outrage leads her to help the family’s slaves in open defiance of her spouse. Undaunted by the consequences, Fanny eventually writes a book that strengthens the anti-slavery movement.
Director: James Keach.
Writer: Christopher Lofton.
Stars: Jane Seymour, Keith Carradine, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Janet-Laine Green, James Keach, Arlene Duncan, Eugene Byrd, Sharon Washington, Brett Porter, Gerard Parkes, Kayla Perlmutter, Bernard Browne, Catherine Hayos, Rick Demas, Jackie Richardson, Peter Mensah, Esther Cañadas, Lilli Francks, Colin Fox, François Klanfer, Richard Yearwood.