In the aftermath of the American Revolution, a general’s dying wish is for his doctor and confidant, Carlos Morales (Fernando Lamas), to assume control of his plantation, Sangaree. Morales is reluctant: Sangaree was where his father was an indentured servant. Seen by his neighbors as a low-class laborer, Morales must also contend with the general’s high-toned daughter (Arlene Dahl) and her fiancé, who believe they’re Sangaree’s rightful owners.
Russian-born Edward Ludwig came to the U.S. as a child and was educated in Canada and New York City. He entered the film business as an actor in silents, then became a scenarist and screenwriter, and in the early 1930s, started directing. Although most of his films were routine second features, he showed a flair for action pictures, a good example of which is a John Wayne war epic he made for Republic, The Fighting Seabees (1944), one of Wayne’s better and most successful films for that studio. In the mid-’60s he turned to directing TV series. —IMDb