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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Movie Review: ****^In the Heat of the Night (1967)
This is the movie with the famous lie of Sidney Portier, "The call me Mr. Tibbs." Also in his roll as the police of chief, Rod Steiger, won the Oscar for best actor. The lead was shared by Porter and Steiger. Steiger was a southern chief of police, in a town with Jim Crow laws and with rampant racism including violence. Potier's character just happens to be visiting when there is a murder. He is a homicide detective from Philadelphia. The chief on several occasions arrests the wrong man. Potier has to keep digging. Even he was intent on looking for the murderer in the wrong place. However in he end, while be just by a mob after him, he is able to get to the right man, by following who is paying for the abortion.