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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Jerry ... He Passed For White ... to pierce the innermost secrets of the white man ... and his women! See more »

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A grade-B masterpiece
3 February 2011 | by (Venice CA) – See all my reviews

Oh, this film has flaws all right: Sloppy edits, phony day-for-night, zero budget, and a lot of bad acting. The ending is a bit syrupy as well. But it takes up fascinating questions and plunges headlong into the dark side of American racism, showing KKK meetings, burning crosses, and violence. It treatment of the race question reminds me of the Roger Korman film "The Outsider," in which William Shatner plays a white racist, but in this case a light-skinned black man goes under cover to join the ranks of prejudice. This film's combination of thematic boldness and slipshod execution makes it wonderfully horrible. Or horribly wonderful, I can't figure out which.


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