Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.
Although many credit this as Sidney Poitier's film debut, he had previously made three short films for the U.S. Army Signal Corps. However, this was his first credited appearance in a commercial feature film.
Dr. Dan Wharton:
We wanted to examine your ex-husband's body. To make sure he died from the causes we think he did. We're not permitted to without permission of the family.
Edie Johnson - Mrs. John Biddle: Well, what about Johnny's brothers?
Dr. Dan Wharton: They won't allow it.
Edie Johnson - Mrs. John Biddle: For cash they will.
Dr. Dan Wharton: I'm afraid not.
Edie Johnson - Mrs. John Biddle: ...
After Dr. Brooks retrieves the spinal tap tray from the cabinet and heads back to the ward where Ray and George Biddle are being treated, the shadow of the boom microphone can be briefly seen on the wall upper left on the screen.
The 20th Century Fox logo appears without its familiar fanfare. Instead, the film's music theme begins when the logo is displayed.
English, American Sign Language
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