Savannah je resnična zgodba o Ward Allenu, romantiku in nevsakdanji osebnosti, ki zavrne svojo podedovano plantažo in lagodno življenje, ter se odpravi na svobodno pot po reki. Medtem vojna privede do sprememb v družbi, a bo njegov suženj in prijatelj Christmas Moultrie vseeno ostal z njim. Skozi njuno potovanje spoznamo preko pripovedovanj tudi njuno življenjsko zgodbo.
SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his loyal friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.