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Uptight (1968)

Black revolutionaries are betrayed by one of their own. Based on the 1935 classic, "The Informer."

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Tank
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Mama Wells
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Corbin (as Richard Williams)
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Larry (as John Wesley Rodgers)
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Rick (as Jitu Cumbuka)
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Alma
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Street Speaker
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Mello
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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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28 December 1968 (USA)  »

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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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Version of The Informer (1929) See more »

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Children, Don't Get Weary
Written by Franklin Delano Williams
Sung by Judith Grace Gatewood (as Judy Clay)
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A lost film that deserves to be found
12 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a young man of 30 years when I went to see this film. At the time I thought that the acting was fine and the theme of the movie was brave. The choice of actors were superb. The nakedness of emotion and tenderness of soul pervades this film on a gut level that speaks to the maverick sense that inhabits us all. Over the years hence because of the ways of the world it has stuck in my mind and gained strength. Even though it is a remake of the 1935 film, "The Informer" with Victor McLaglen, I think that political science majors may get more out of this movie than the regular movie buff. I have two copies of the musical sound track by Booker T & the MGs and I have found it to be a powerhouse in rendering this film.


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