Not Rated | | Drama, Music
This movie, based on William Shakespeare's Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period, including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.
Unusual for a movie of its time, this features two highly contentious subjects. One is that characters are clearly seen smoking marijuana. The other is that there are two mixed-race relationships featured, and neither of them warrants a mention. [Note: mixed-race relationships did not carry the same stigma in Britain that they did in the U.S.]
Charles Mingus - Bass:
Rod Hamilton: Don't stop, man.
Charles Mingus - Bass: Hope you don't mind. I just walked in.
The roof of the club in Battersea shows a view of Tower Bridge.