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The Black Klansman (1966)

 -  Drama  -  June 1966 (USA)
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After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.

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Richard Gilden ...
Jerry Ellsworth
Rima Kutner ...
Andrea
Harry Lovejoy ...
Rock
Max Julien ...
Raymond
Jakie Deslonde ...
Farley
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Lonnie (as Jimmy Mack)
Maureen Gaffney ...
Carole Ann
W. McLennard ...
Wallace
Ginode Augustino ...
Sawyer
R.L. Armstrong ...
Jenkins (as Tex Armstrong)
Byrd Holland ...
Buckley
Whitman Mayo ...
Alex
Frances E. Williams ...
Ellie Madison
Ray Dannis ...
Sloane
William Collins ...
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After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.

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This Is Andrea ... She Had To Have His Love ... Even Though Her Baby Might Be Black! See more »

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Awesome Concept
16 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After a black man's daughter is killed by the KKK, he seeks revenge by becoming a Klansman.

This film can be dismissed as an exploitation film, and maybe it should be, but I personally thought it was a strong social commentary on color and race in America. Definitely during the 1960s, but probably even to some degree today (2013).

The real honor of this film has to go to the actor who played Jerry, because he had to balance between looking black and looking white and making this believable. He succeeded. I actually do not know if he was completely white or if he was lighter-skinned and black. I could look it up, but I think that his character makes the point -- it does not matter. If he can be treated as either, then race should not matter.


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