Tap Roots Synopsis

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.

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Van Heflin
Van Heflin

Keith Alexander

Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward

Morna Dabney

Boris Karloff
Boris Karloff

Tishomingo

Julie London
Julie London

Aven Dabney

Whitfield Connor
Whitfield Connor

Clay MacIvor

Ward Bond
Ward Bond

Hoab Dabney