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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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Great movie -Must be found.
4 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recall seeing Uptight when it came out. I was in high school. This was promoted very much like the Blaxploitation movies of the period, but it had much more substance and message. The plot line taken from the John Ford movie the Informer, adapts well to the political climate of the sixties for inner city African Americans. The cast was exceptional. Many like Ruby Dee, Raymond St. Jacques and Dick Anthony Williams came out of theater. These talents were important for this piece, as the movie is driven more by the the drama and conflict than action scenes. I was taken with the movie but I know that much of the nuance was lost on me because of my age at the time. I'd love to see it again. I believe that if it were found, a revival would have much appeal.


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