Tap Roots is a 1948 period film set during the American Civil War. It is very loosely based on the true life story of Newton Knight, a farm owner who attempted to secede Jones County from Mississippi. Made by Walter Wanger Productions and Universal International Pictures, it was directed by George Marshall and produced by Walter Wanger from a screenplay by Alan Le May, based on the 1942 novel Tap Roots by James H. Street, with additional dialogue by Lionel Wiggam. The original music was by Frank Skinner and the cinematography by Winton C. Hoch and Lionel Lindon. The film stars Van Heflin and...
|Release date:||August 25, 1948|
|Directed by:||George Marshall|
|Music by:||Frank Skinner, Frank Skinner|
|Cinematography:||Winton Hoch, Lionel Lindon|
|Screenplay by:||Lionel Wiggam, Alan Le May|
|Adapted from:||Tap Roots|