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Uptight (1968)

M  -  Drama  -  28 December 1968 (USA)
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Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond St. Jacques ...
B.G.
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Laurie
Frank Silvera ...
Kyle
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Clarence
Julian Mayfield ...
Tank Williams
Janet MacLachlan ...
Jeannie
Max Julien ...
Johnny Wells
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Mama Wells
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Corbin
Michael Baseleon ...
Teddy
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ...
Rick
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Larry
Ketty Lester ...
Alma
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Street Speaker
Leon Bibb ...
Mr. Oakley
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Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."

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A man on the run. A life at stake. A people about to explode.

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Producer/director Jules Dassin wanted to remake The Informer (1935) with an all-black cast, set in inner-city America. The original Liam O'Flaherty story was based on the Irish rebellion against the English in the early 1920s. Dassin felt it mirrored black-white relations in the US in the 1960s. See more »

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Like THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR this is a must see.
31 March 2008 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I remember this film seeing it as a child. It left a strong and vivid impression on me and may have contributed to my choosing a career in the performing arts. It would be later(much later) that I would find out how important Jules Dassin was to the world of cinema. I'm hoping that like Ivan Dixon's film will be transferred to DVD soon so that a new generation of fans can appreciate the artistry. Julian Mayfield didn't get the kind of support or backing that could have led to a rich and prolific career. Seeing that Ruby Dee's in the cast lets you know that this is not your average shoot-em-up. 1968 was such a watershed year. Even from the perspective of a 10 year old I sensed earth-shaking events were going on and this film is sort of a thumbnail etching of that time.


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