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David Westheimer (novel) (play)
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Release Date:
20 January 1970 (USA) See more »
A pregnant white Southern girl and a black New York lawyer, both on the run in rural Texas, meet up in a boarded-up... See more » | Add synopsis »
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Patty Duke ... Marlene Chambers

Al Freeman Jr. ... Charles Roberts

Ford Rainey ... Treadwell
William Hardy ... Mr. Larrabee
Chris Wilson ... Mrs. Larrabee

Archie Moore

Noble Willingham ... Grady
Dave Ward ... Sheriff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Brandon Smith ... Surfer (uncredited)
Carter Smith ... Doctor (uncredited)

Brent Spiner ... Local (uncredited)

Directed by
Lamont Johnson 
Writing credits
David Westheimer (novel) (play)

Richard Levinson (teleplay) &
William Link (teleplay)

Produced by
Bob Banner .... executive producer
Richard Levinson .... producer
William Link .... producer
Original Music by
Gil Melle 
Cinematography by
Gene Polito (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edward M. Abroms 
Art Direction by
Robert Luthardt 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
George Milo 
Costume Design by
Charles Waldo 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kenneth L. Grossman .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director
Art Levinson .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound (uncredited)
Clarence Self .... sound (uncredited)
John Stransky Jr. .... sound (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Earl C. Williman .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor
Robert Brower .... color coordinator
Music Department
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor

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97 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sondra Locke turned down the lead role.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Universal Story (1996) (TV)See more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
a classic!, 28 August 2007
Author: capefear666 from United States

I was roughly 11 when this movie hit the TV, it was a clean direct to the point first time view of what life was really like in regards to race from that time period. It was a classic eye opener, and yes what a heart warming story, I would love to see it again. I was not even sure who starred in it until I finally started punching in movie names with Charlie in it and found it on this site. Sadly I think only my generation could appreciate such a movie back then, this generation would turn it off. Seeing these comments on this movie reminds me that I grew up at the very best time anyone could, the 60's and 70's. Thank you

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