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... ...
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
It's still early morning when Harvey Oberst is running for Arkansas (Tibbs wants to catch the noon train). The sun should be on his back, not his face on the bridge.
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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