Release dateMarch 1958 WriterLloyd Young (original story), H. Kenn Carmichael (screenplay), Lloyd Young (screenplay) Initial releaseDecember 1957 (United Kingdom) ScreenplayLloyd Young, H. Kenn Carmichael CastEartha Kitt (Renee), Juano Hernandez (Amugu), John McIntire (Bruce Craig), Sidney Poitier (Obam) Similar moviesSidney Poitier and Juano Hernandez appear in The Mark of the Hawk and Something of Value
The mark of the hawk 1957
The Mark of the Hawk (also called Accused) is a 1957 drama film, directed by Michael Audley with a screenplay by Lloyd Young (better known for his sound work on other films) and H. Kenn Carmichael. The film stars Eartha Kitt and Sidney Poitier.
Matyas seiber music from the mark of the hawk 1957
Obam (Sidney Poitier), brother of an indigenous resistance leader (Clifton Macklin) in British colonial Africa, returns to his troubled homeland after some years abroad, seeking a political post. However, domestic tensions have divided the country into two hostile camps, with many natives demanding the return of their ancestral lands - now farmed by European settlers. Britain and the local white administration are determined not to release their stranglehold; rather than adopting violence Obam seeks racial equality through peaceful means. His motives are frequently questioned by his own people, but with the assistance of an insightful spouse (Eartha Kitt) and sympathetic missionary Bruce Craig (John McIntire), this unlikely newcomer to African nationalism fights to make a meaningful difference before the situation deteriorates further.
Eartha Kitt as Renee; performs "This man is mine", Ken Darby composer, partially on screen, partially as backing soundtrack
Sidney Poitier as Obam (meaning 'hawk', per running theme of film; a symbol of the nationalist forces)