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Klansman (1974)

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A local Sheriff tries to keep the peace as racial strife hits his small Alabama town as tensions boil over when a black man is accused of raping a white woman.

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A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in white sheets aren't intent on holding a fair and impartial trial, Garth takes to the woods as the Klansmen lynching party hunts him down. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Welcome to scenic Atoka County. Pop 10,000. Cross burnings. Rape. Murder. Arson. Its a great place to live...... if THEY let you.

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25 October 1974 (West Germany)  »

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Legend has it that Lee Marvin and Richard Burton bumped into each other several years later at a party where the host said "Of course you two know each other". Both of them said no, they'd never met, neither having any memory of actually working together such was the extent of their alcoholic state on the set of the film. See more »

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A Snoot and a Snore for '74
27 June 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

When a White woman is raped in a small Alabama town, well-coiffed Cameron Mitchell (as Butt Cutt Cates) and "The Klansman" think a Black man did the dirty deed. Go figure. Alcohol-drenched sheriff Lee Marvin (as Track Bascomb) investigates the crime. He holds his liquor better than co-star Richard Burton (as Breck Stancill), who doesn't always appear to know where he is or what he's doing. He's alert enough to notice the beautiful women hanging around. Many people think O.J. Simpson (as Garth) is the guilty party. Go figure.

You ought to consider watching this movie with your eyes shut and the sound off.

* The Klansman (10/25/74) Terence Young ~ Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, O.J. Simpson, Cameron Mitchell


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