Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
A sign at the Sparta depot refers to the "Rebel Road". This is a reference to the Gulf Coast Rebel, a named train that began in 1937 and ran between Mobile, Alabama and Union, Mississippi, and was later extended to St. Louis, Missouri. However, this would be an out of date artifact in 1966 as the GM&O ceased operations South of St. Louis in 1960 (although the company headquarters were in Mobile until 1972.)
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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