Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Frequently cited as Sidney Poitier's favorite of all the films he's done.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
When Tibbs goes to the jail cell and is asking Harvey for advice: The shadows on the left side of his chest change back & forth between the close-up shots of just him, and wide shots with both of them.
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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