Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Beah Richards, who played the abortionist Mama Caleba, played the mother of a Sidney Poitier character in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967).
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
Though the film takes place during a Mississippi summer, the exhaust of the patrol car can be seen briefly as condensed vapor as they drive up to Endicott's house. The only way this would be possible in the daytime is if the temperature outside was cold, which it was because the film was actually shot in Illinois during the fall. Also several characters exhale vapor visually and contradict the film's title.
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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