This film is a well done for the time and is a provocative movie on faith and religion. This film was shot on location in Tennessee and shows much of the real thing in those days such as the Holy Roller meetings, a wake, cabarets, Juke Joints and various Plantation scenes. This is an excellent film for those who enjoy old movies or History of any kind. It was so good this film was nominated for an Oscar Award.
There are some superb dance routines such as the short Sand Soft Shoe number and the Charleston. Scenes portraying the African-American church with its unique praise and the importance of dance and song.