#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Detective Virgil Tibbs is caught up in the racial tension of the US South when he is arrested after the murder of a prominent businessman. Tibbs was simply waiting for his next train at the station in Sparta, Mississippi and the confusion is soon resolved but when local police chief Gillespie learns that Tibbs is the Philadelphia PD’s number one homicide expert, he reluctantly asks for his assistance. The murdered man, Mr. Colbert, had come to Sparta from the North to build a new factory and his wife and business associates immediately point the finger at Endicott, the most powerful man in the county and the one who had the most to lose if a major new employer comes to the area. Tibbs’ life is clearly in danger but he perseveres in a highly charged and racially explosive environment until the killer is found.
Plot: An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
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A True Landmark Film
1967 was a turbulent year in the U S. Civil rights marches and demonstrations, anti-war rallies, the summer of love,psychedelic music and backlash against the previously noted, 1967 had it all. And this great movie came out, about a small Mississippi town embroiled in a steaming hot summer and a sizzling murder case. The movie diverges from the book on many aspects, mostly for the better. This is a serious look at a nation and a community in turmoil. The acting is first rate, from Sidney Poitier (one of the greatest American actors of this generation, regardless of race), Rod Steiger, Lee Grant, Warren Oates and the whole passel of townsfolk. The plot has been well outlined in previous posts, so I won’t belabor it. My favorite scene is when Virgil examines the deceased, looking for clues in discoloration, type of wound, etc., while the sheriff looks on with his jaw practically on the floor in amazement. You can plainly see that he wanted to pin the crime on a hitch-hiker or one of the town’s less desirable inhabitants. While some may see the film as preachy or presenting Virgil as a superior to the hicks, seen in the context of its time, it really tells a lot about race relations of the time. The movie is well filmed with lots of atmospheric detail of the time and region (even though it was filmed in Illinois, some areas of Illinois and Indiana were very Southern in their feel and outlook). Great acting, a good mystery, fine cinematography and an important theme make this a must-see movie. 10 stars.
In the Heat of the Night is a groundbreaking film that brings forward the issue of racism.
Set in the late 1960’s, in a small southern town, In the Heat of the Night suggests a look at racism during a very turbulent time in American history.
Sydney Poitier is brilliant as Virgil Tibbs, a no nonsense, Philadelphia police officer who is in the wrong place at the wrong time. As Virgil Tibbs is waiting at a train depot, in a town in the Deep South, the murder of Mr. Colbert, a wealthy businessman, takes place. Bumbling officer, Sam Wood, (portrayed by Warren Oats), out on the lookout for a potential suspect, spots Tibbs at the train depot. In a scene reminiscent from Boys in the Hood, Tibbs is harassed and immediately placed under arrest, solely based upon the color of his skin.
Tibbs is subsequently cleared of any wrong doing by the town’s constable Gillespie, played by the very talented Rod Steiger. However, as the film progresses it is clear that even though Tibbs is no longer a suspect, he is not welcome in the town.
Eventually Tibbs is brought on to help the Sparta police department solve the murder but as Gillespie and Tibbs try to work together they are met with the bigotry of the townsfolk. A key scene involved Tibbs informing Mrs Colbert (Lee Remick) of her husband’s untimely death. In an effort to console her Tibbs reaches out to touch her arm and Mrs. Colbert immediately pulls away, this occurred again moments later as Tibbs made another effort at contact. Throughout the film Tibbs is treated in a discriminatory manor by almost every white person he encounters. Even the low-life counter boy at the diner refuses to serve Tibbs a meal.
With the use of different camera angles, such as a subjective point of view when officer Woods is driving his squad car, the audience is made to feel a part of the action. Low key lighting is brought into play during the interrogation scene between Tibbs and Gillespie and then again when Tibbs is sitting in the local jail. This lighting suggests a darkness or moodiness to the film that would not be there had it been filmed in full light.
In the end, the racist views of the people don’t change just because Mr. Tibbs has proved himself to be an intelligent, sophisticated man of another race. They go back to their lives and Tibbs goes back to his and really the only thing that is resolved is the murder.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Norman Jewison
Writer Stirling Silliphant (screenplay), John Ball (based on a novel by)
Actors Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant
Awards Won 5 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 15 nominations.
Production Company Mirisch Company
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Sound)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Mitchell BNCR
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,010 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm