Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Lawrence Tierney was considered for the role of Chief Gillespie.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
Sam apprehends Virgil at the train station and takes him to the Police Station. As they approach the entrance both the inside and outside doors are closed.The inside shot of them entering the station has only the screen door closed. The inside door is open.
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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