Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
When Norman Jewison and his editor Hal Ashby attended a sneak preview for the film, they found that the young audience was laughing uproariously at the dialogue. Although Jewison was upset that his dramatic film was not being taken seriously, Ashby assured him that the ... ...
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
The action is set in the heat of a Mississippi summer, but cotton pickers toil in the fields. That's done in late fall, never in the summer.
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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