Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Rod Steiger spoke in the southern dialect consistently for the duration of filming.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
The film depicts a Missouri Pacific train running through Mississippi, which never had a route there.
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.