Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
This was the first major Hollywood film in color that was lit with proper consideration for an actor with dark skin. Haskell Wexler recognized that standard lighting used in filming produced too much glare on most black actors and others of dark complexion. ... ...
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
After Wood tosses Tibbs' wallet on Gillespie's desk, the pattern of the money sticking out of it changes several times between shots.
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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