Quadroon appears to be a vanity project from New Orleans. The acting is strictly dinner theatre variety, except for Larry Buchanan veteran Bill McGhee as Jacques and the production values are extremely low. There are also some excruciatingly bad Creole 'accents' on display, most notably by George Lupo as the depraved villain Dupree. Nonetheless there is something charming and honest about this film, which manages to avoid the voyeuristic excesses of later big budget bloaters like Drum and Mandingo. Sarah Riggs script is reasonably well written and perceptive. For anyone interested in that long gone sub-genre of cinema, the regional film, this is a must see. Sorta like a Herschell Gordon Lewis film, without the gore.
A story of love, lust, violence and murder on a sadistic southern plantation during the slave era.
October 27, 2020