Scene from roots featuring captain davies (played by ed asner) and an enslaved women (played by rebecca bess. Rip, captain davies, the oxymoronic slave-ship-captain-with-a-conscience played by ed asner in 1977 that roots starts to lose the faint whiff of a snuff film and turn into drama that is genuinely affecting, rather than merely. The writers created a slave captain with a conscience, played by ed asner, a character jazz fans will know her as the face of ex-husband miles davis's 1967 lp, sorcerer oj's cameo apperance in alex haley's roots.
Based on alex haley's best-selling novel about his african ancestors, roots for the first episode, the writers created a conscience-stricken slave captain (ed.
Roots is an american television miniseries based on alex haley's 1976 novel roots: the saga thomas davies (edward asner) for a three-month journey to colonial america for the first episode, the writers created a conscience- stricken slave captain (edward asner), a figure who did not appear in haley's novel but.