The film, Conrack, is based on writer Pat Conroy's memoir, The Water is Wide. It is the story of Conroy's real-life experiences as a school teacher to Gullah children on remote Daufuskie Island, S.C., in 1969. The film was shot on St. Simons Island and in Brunswick, Georgia, and includes many local people. Pat Conroy was played by Jon Voight, and other stars include Madge Sinclair, Hume Cronyn, Paul Winfield and Antonio Fargas.
Read the review: March 28, 1974: The New York Times
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