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9 February 1967 (USA) See more »
An explosive film. Its young stars are dynamite! See more »
Following the Second World War, a northern cannery combine negotiates for the purchase of a large tract of uncultivated Georgia farmland... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 2 wins See more »
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Michael Caine ... Henry Warren

Jane Fonda ... Julie Ann Warren

John Phillip Law ... Rad McDowell

Diahann Carroll ... Vivian Thurlow

Robert Hooks ... Reeve Scott

Faye Dunaway ... Lou McDowell

Burgess Meredith ... Judge Purcell
Loring Smith ... Thomas Elwell

George Kennedy ... Sheriff Coombs

Luke Askew ... Dolph Higginson

Beah Richards ... Rose Scott

Madeleine Sherwood ... Eula Purcell
Donna Danton ... Sukie Purcell

Frank Converse ... Rev. Clem De Lavery
William Elder ... Bishop
Steve Sanders ... Charles McDowell
Dawn Barcelona ... Ruby McDowell
David Sanders ... Wyatt McDowell
Michael Henry Roth ... Timmy McDowell
Gladys Newman ... Mrs. Coombs
Joan Parks ... Kissie
John Mark ... Colie Warren
Peter Goff ... Lipscomb

Rex Ingram ... Prof. Thurlow
George Trussell ... Doctor for Rose
Doro Merande ... Ada Hemmings
Robert C. Bloodwell ... Ozzie Higginson
Charles Keel ... Kenny

Gene Rutherford ... Hunt Club Member

Bill Hart ... Hunt Club Member

Dean Smith ... Hunt Club Member
Kelly Ross ... Dottie
Ada Hall Covington ... Clara

Robert Reed ... Lars Finchley

Jim Backus ... Carter Sillens
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jerry Leggio ... Doctor (uncredited)
G. Palmer Pardington ... Priest at De Lavery's Ordination (uncredited)

Rex Reed ... Farmer (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Preminger 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Horton Foote 
Bert Gilden  novel (as K.B. Gilden)
Katya Gilden  novel (as K.B. Gilden)
Thomas C. Ryan 

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
Original Music by
Hugo Montenegro 
Cinematography by
Loyal Griggs 
Milton R. Krasner  (as Milton Krasner)
Film Editing by
Tony de Zarraga 
Louis R. Loeffler 
James D. Wells 
Production Design by
Gene Callahan 
Set Decoration by
John Godfrey 
Costume Design by
Makeup Department
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist
Frederic Jones .... hairdresser
Web Overlander .... makeup artist
Production Management
Stephen F. Kesten .... production manager
Eva Monley .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John G. Avildsen .... assistant director (as John Avildsen)
Burtt Harris .... assistant director
Howard Joslin .... assistant director
Art Department
Eugene Acker .... painter
Gordon Gurnee .... assistant art director
Bud Pine .... constructor
Saul Bass .... poster designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Glenn E. Anderson .... sound (as Glenn Anderson)
Bert Hallberg .... sound (as Bertil Hallberg)
Harold Lewis .... sound
John F. Link .... sound effects editor (as John Link II)
Franklin Milton .... sound
Special Effects by
Willis Cook .... special effects
Bill Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
Dean Smith .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Callaghan .... camera operator
Duke Callaghan .... camera operator
Joseph Edesa .... chief electrician (as Joe Edesa)
Homer Plannette .... chief electrician
Morris Rosen .... key grip
Casting Department
Bill Barnes .... story and casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hope Bryce .... costume coordinator
Phyllis Garr .... wardrobe
Alan Levine .... wardrobe
Theodore R. Parvin .... wardrobe (as Ted Parvin)
Editorial Department
Connie Roese .... negative cutter
Music Department
Richard Berres .... music editor
Ronnie Lang .... musician: alto sax for 'Michael Caine' (qv )
Robert B. Shepard .... playback singer (uncredited)
Other crew
Sam Bernstein .... production accountant
John Dunaway .... production secretary
Nat Rudich .... executive assistant to producer
John Schaeffer .... architectural supervisor
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Max Slater .... dialogue coach
David Weisman .... title designer (uncredited)

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146 min
Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:A | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

The National Catholic Office of Motion Pictures gave the movie a "C" (condemned) rating. Their review said "Superficial and patronizing in its treatment of racial attitudes and tensions, this melodramatic depiction of life in a small Southern town during the 1940s, is also prurient and demeaning in its approach to sex."See more »
Continuity: When Henry calls Higgins at the general store to stop the dynamiting of Rad and Reeve's land, the lighting in the store changes. When Higgins answers the phone, the store is dimly lit. When the camera cuts to Henry and then back to Higgins, the lighting is almost bright daylight. After the camera cuts to Henry and then a final time to Higgins, the lighting has dimmed again.See more »
Rose Scott:Sometin's ailin' you, Reeve.
Reeve Scott:No, Mama.
Rose Scott:Well, sometin's hasn't changed your mood since breakfast. Tell me.
Reeve Scott:Mama, you better than any of that radar they had out in the South Pacific.
Rose Scott:I don' know nothin' 'bout radar, but I know when sometin's plaguin' ma chile.
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I liked Hurry Sundown despite the unevenness of the story and characters, 28 August 2012
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, LA

I first knew about this film when I read about it in the book, "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time" and I also found out about its location shooting in my current hometown of Baton Rouge, La., either there or elsewhere. I also read that the locals there treated the cast and crew hostilely which makes me glad that my family didn't even move there until 1975 when I was about 7 and being just a kid, I usually got away with getting occasionally angry whenever other children my age called me "Chinese" (I'm actually of Filipino descent). About the movie itself, well, the first 30 minutes seemed all right dramatically-wise with the setting up of characters before Beah Richards' over-the-top heart attack turned the picture into close of an overheated soap opera worthy of "Dallas"-of which George Kennedy, who's a hoot as the sheriff with a penchant for liking the "coloreds", would join the cast of in the late '80s-especially whenever that mentally-challenged kid of Michael Caine and Jane Fonda was constantly crying. Caine had just become a star with Alfie while Ms. Fonda would become a sex symbol with Barbarella though maybe this film also contributed to her status when she played hubby Caine's sax. Another notable appearance was that of Faye Dunaway in an early role just before she became a star in Bonnie and Clyde. Burgess Meredith chews plenty of scenery as a bigoted judge especially when sharing some of that with Jim Backus as one of the attorneys in a court scene. By the way, Backus wasn't the only Sherwood Schwartz series regular-from "Gilligan's Island"-in that sequence as future star of "The Brady Bunch"-Robert Reed-would be his opposite here. And then there's Diahann Carroll who would later star in her own groundbreaking series the following year called "Julia". Okay, with that out of the way, I'll just say that I thought the drama was entertaining but I also knew that it's not for all tastes and leave it at that. So on that note, I recommend Hurry Sundown. P.S. On Wikipedia, I just found out that Preminger picked BR on the recommendation of production designer Gene Callahan who lived and eventually died there.

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