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...tick... tick... tick... (1970)

 -  Drama | Action  -  9 January 1970 (USA)
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Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South.

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This is the story of a black man who has been elected sheriff in a U.S. southern county, due to the vote of blacks. He receives a huge amount of hostility from the non-tolerant white establishment, making his job very hard. The white former sheriff has his own struggle, as he balances his devotion to the law with his family and community relations. Things come to a head when the black sheriff puts a white man, the son of a wealthy land-owner of a neighboring county, in jail, and his daddy comes after him. Everyone around has to decide where their values really lie. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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What happens in a Southern town when law and order is in the hands of a black man? See more »

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9 January 1970 (USA)  »

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John Braddock: [Harley has just been locked up in jail with Braddock] Welcome to the Colusa County jail, Sambo.
George Harley: Shut your mouth. You red neck, peckerwood.
John Braddock: Oh, now what's the matter? You don't like us kindly white folk?
George Harley: You tell it like it is, honky!
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A clock is ticking during the opening credits. With each tick one word of the credits is added. See more »

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Referenced in Rich Hall's the Dirty South (2010) See more »

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Words and Music by Jim Glaser and Jimmy Payne
Sung by Tompall and The Glaser Brothers
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In The Heat of The Day
23 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

This film is hugely under rated and deserved a clutch of awards.

"Racial tensions threaten to explode when a black man is elected sheriff of a small, racially divided town in the Deep South".

The movie is set in a time when race almost defined a nation. And the picture captures the period brilliantly illustrating the culture, language and music of the era.

There are stand out performances from George Kennedy-surely one of his finest- as the former sheriff coming to terms with unemployment and racism. The town mayor played by Frederic March, who gives a charismatic amusing performance. But the best of all and the one who steal the show is Clifton James who is apparently hostile to the new sheriff but events have a way of changing minds. Where he excels is his ability to convey his thoughts silently, a skill few actors possess.

All the cast are convincing as is the ultimate theme and outcome of the story.

Highly recommended:

8/10.


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