Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hollywood Gold: In The Heat Of The Night


Now Playing At Greentree Classic Films
In the Heat of the Night (1967) Crime Drama, Starring Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates and Lee Grant
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In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name and tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a small town in Mississippi. The movie changes various details found in the book from relatively minor ones (in the book Tibbs is an police officer in California) to more major (basic details of the murder, including the victim, are different). It stars Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, and was produced by Walter Mirisch. The screenplay was by Stirling Silliphant.

Cast
  • Sidney Poitier as Detective Virgil Tibbs
  • Rod Steiger as Police Chief Bill Gillespie
  • Warren Oates as Sergeant (Patrolman) Sam Wood
  • Lee Grant as Mrs. Leslie Colbert
  • Larry Gates as Eric Endicott
  • James Patterson as Lloyd Purdy
  • William Schallert as Mayor Webb Schubert
  • Beah Richards as Mama Caleba (Mrs. Bellamy)
  • Peter Whitney as CPL. George Courtney
  • Kermit Murdock as H.E. Henderson
  • Larry D. Mann as Watkins
  • Quentin Dean as Delores Purdy
  • Anthony James as Ralph Henshaw
  • Arthur Malet as Ted Ulam
  • Scott Wilson as Harvey Oberst
  • Timothy Scott as Officer "Shagbag" Martin
  • William Watson as McNeil
  • Matt Clark as Packy Harrison
  • Eldon Quick as Charlie Hawthorne
  • Peter Masterson as Fryer
  • Jester Hairston as Henry, Endicott's butler
  • Dean Stanton as policeman
  • Khalil Bezaleel as Jess, the mechanic
  • Jazan Winona Wallace as Viola, Jess's wife
  • Jimmy Anderson as Jess and Viola's son
  • Michelle Rowell as the little girl in the yard when Tibbs is dropped off
  • Stuart Eugene Wallace as the little kid playing with the stick in the yard when Tibbs is dropped off
  • Michael Gates (uncredited) as Evan
  • Clegg Hoyt (uncredited) as a deputy; his last film or television role

 

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