Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Frequently cited as Sidney Poitier's favorite of all the films he's done.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
When Virgil enters Mama Caleba's shop, the cardboard product display on the counter is facing toward the front door. When Mama appears from the rear to engage with Virgil, the counter display has shifted, now facing the rear.
No uppercase ("capital") letters are used in the opening and closing credits, including the film's title, cast and characters, crew and job titles, and company credits.
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