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An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.

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Directed by

Norman Jewison

Written by

Stirling Silliphant (Screenplay)
John Ball (Novel)

Runtime

109 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

They got a murder on their hands. They don’t know what to do with it.

Cast

Keywords

small town southern usa police station false accusations racist racial tension police chief black people suspect

Photos

Lists

#75 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Film Editing

Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects

Oscar for Best Picture Walter Mirisch

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Rod Steiger