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Release Date:
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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"Trashy", racist people did and still do exist, sad to say See more (25 total) »


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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 ... Reverend 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 ... Professor 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)
Aspect Ratio:
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)

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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 »
Anachronisms: The story is set in 1946, but an early scene features a Sikorsky S-55 helicopter (also known as an H-19 Chickasaw), which was first produced in 1950.See more »
[The bigoted Judge Purcell rebukes a white lawyer for his help to the black defendant]
Judge Purcell:Don't you rattle your skeleton in my court! Your being here at all constitutes a treachery to the entire white community that's too colossal to be believed!
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
"Trashy", racist people did and still do exist, sad to say, 26 May 2011
Author: james from united states

I won't argue with someone who says, "I hated this film". Clearly many people (including film critics) did. But, I disagree with those who say the acting performances were bad-----they were spot on. I disagree with those who say the "trashy" racist characters were over-the-top caricatures-----you haven't met some of my relatives. And, I disagree with those who say that real people never act like these characters do-----pick up a newspaper sometime, either 1950 or 2011. Yes, parts of the movie made me squirm and want to look away-----because the scenes were TOO real and heartbreaking. I, for one, do NOT want racism, past or present, swept under the rug. Show its ugliness. Make people squirm. Hollywood would never make "Hurry Sundown" today, because it is "politically incorrect". The film says our parents, children, neighbors, law enforcement officers, and politicians could be capable of violent racism. Really! No! Surely only in the movies!

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