Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
The "N-word" is used a total of seven times - all directed at Virgil Tibbs.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
It would have been impossible for Tibbs to ride a Gulf, Mobile & Ohio passenger train in Mississippi at the time the film depicts. The GM&O had discontinued all passenger service south of St Louis in the 1950s.
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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