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ROOTS (1977)

Episode 6

A David L. Wolper Production, Warner Bros. Television, A Warner Communications Company



In 1824, Kizzy is now the mother a youth who will be called Chicken George, sired by her owner. The master of the grubby "plantation" raises fighting roosters, and he is visited by another "sporting man," Mr. Bennett, who wants to buy Chicken George, who is a superb trainer. At the same time, Bennett's slave wants to marry Kizzy, but George's owner won't sell George to Bennett, and Kizzy will not marry away from her son. Soon, as word of spreading slave rebellions led by Nat Turner reaches the plantation, the owner's wife becomes terrified of all black people, and the slaves are guarded by the master's gun. Chicken George, who has taken a wife, is sent off to England to pay his owner's debt, with the promise that he will return a free man.


Main Credits

Writer William Blinn
Writer M. Charles Cohen
Writer James Lee
Executive Producer David L. Wolper
Producer Stan Margulies
Director Marvin Chomsky
Director Gilbert Moses
Cinematographer Joseph M. Wilcots
Editor James T. Heckert
Composer Gerald Fried

Full Credit List

Writer William Blinn
Writer M. Charles Cohen
Writer James Lee
Executive Producer David L. Wolper
Producer Stan Margulies
Associate Producer William Beaudine, Jr.
Associate Producer Donald A. Ramsey
Director Marvin Chomsky
Director Gilbert Moses
Cast MacDonald Carey
Cast Chuck Connors
Cast Pat Corley
Cast Scatman Crothers
Cast George Hamilton
Cast John Dennis Johnston
Cast Davis Roberts
Cast Richard Roundtree
Cast Wally Taylor
Cast Ben Vereen
Cast Ian McShane
Actress Olivia Cole
Actress Sandy Duncan
Actress Carolyn Jones
Actress Lillian Randolf
Actress Leslie Uggams
Casting Lynn Stalmaster
Script Supervisor Joyce King
Production Assistant Jody Richardson
Production Assistant Eve Light
Production Assistant Marie McKeller
Assistant to the Producer Wendy Winter
Art Director Joseph R. Jennings
Set Decorator Solomon Brewer
Cinematographer Joseph M. Wilcots
Gaffer Lee Heckler
Grip Frank Palmer
Key Grip Frank Palmer
Wardrobe Eaves Costume Co., Inc.
Assistant Costume Supervisor Jack Martell
Costumes Jack Martell
Makeup Paul Stanhope
Special Makeup Stan Winston
Hair Stylist Lola "Skip" McNalley
Editor James T. Heckert
Assistant Editor Darrell Upshaw
Post Production Supervisor George Taylor
Music Editor Neiman-Tillar Associates
Sound Effects Editor Lorane Mitchell
Negative Cutter Mary Nelson
Composer Gerald Fried
Title Design by Pacific Titles
Opitcal Effects Pacific Titles

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