Notorious 1975 exploitation
movie directed by Richard Fleischer
and starring James Mason
, Susan George
and Ken Norton
as the titualar character.
Plot outline from The Internet Movie Database
A slave owner in the 1840s trains his slaves to be bare-knuckle fighting champions, unaware that his daughter is having an affair with his top fighter.
This statement says nothing of the various horrible episodes of antebellum
life portrayed throughout the film, the most revolting one reducing a great actor (Mason) to propping his feet on a young crouching slave, because it would "cure his rheumatism
Based on the novel by Kyle Onstott
and the play by Jack Kirkland