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Klansman -- An FBI Agent goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan.


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William Bradford Huie (novel)
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Release Date:
25 October 1974 (West Germany) See more »
Welcome to scenic Atoka County. Pop 10,000. Cross burnings. Rape. Murder. Arson. Its a great place to live...... if THEY let you.
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Marvin ... Sheriff Track Bascomb

Richard Burton ... Breck Stancill

Cameron Mitchell ... Butt Cutt Cates

O.J. Simpson ... Garth
Lola Falana ... Loretta Sykes

David Huddleston ... Mayor Hardy Riddle

Luciana Paluzzi ... Trixie

Linda Evans ... Nancy Poteet
Ed Call ... Shaneyfelt
John Alderson ... Vernon Hodo
John Pearce ... Taggart

David Ladd ... Flagg
Vic Perrin ... Hector
Spence Wil-Dee ... Willy Washington

Wendell Wellman ... Alan Bascomb

Hoke Howell ... Bobby Poteet

Virgil Frye ... Johnson
Robert Porter ... Rev. Josh Franklin
Lee de Broux ... Rev. Alverson
Charlie Briggs ... A.P. Reporter (as Charles Briggs)

Morgan Upton ... N.Y. Times Reporter
Eve Christopher ... Mrs. Martha Shaneyfelt

Susan Brown ... Maybelle Bascomb
Gary L. Catus ... Charles Peck (as Gary Catus)

Jeannie Bell ... Mary Anne (as Jeanie Bell)
Jo Ann Cowell ... Annie

Scott Edmund Lane ... Jim Hodo (as Scott E. Lane)
Bert Williams ... Doctor
Larry Williams ... Lightning Rod
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Staple Singers ... Themselves
Gene Lehfeldt ... Klu Klux Klansman (uncredited)

Conrad E. Palmisano ... Klansman (uncredited)

Wade Riggs ... Hippie Protestor (uncredited)

Directed by
Terence Young 
Writing credits
William Bradford Huie (novel)

Millard Kaufman (screenplay) and
Samuel Fuller (screenplay)

Produced by
William Alexander .... producer
Alvin Bojar .... associate producer
Rosemary Christenson .... associate producer
Howard Effron .... executive producer
Joe Ingber .... associate producer
Jerry Levy .... associate producer
Michael Marcovsky .... associate producer
Peter A. Rodis .... associate producer
Bill Shiffrin .... executive producer
Daniel K. Sobol .... associate producer
Original Music by
Stu Gardner 
Dale O. Warren 
Cinematography by
Lloyd Ahern Sr. (director of photography) (as Lloyd Ahern)
Film Editing by
Gene Milford 
Casting by
Hoyt Bowers 
Production Design by
Jack Poplin  (as John S. Poplin)
Set Decoration by
Ray Molyneaux  (as Raymond Molyneaux)
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist (as Ronald Berkeley)
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist
Robert Norin .... makeup artist
Jean Burt Reilly .... hair stylist
Production Management
Emmett Emerson .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gene Anderson Jr. .... second assistant director (as Gene Anderson)
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director
Nico Hartos .... second unit director
Joe Nayfack .... second assistant director (as Joseph Nayfack)
John Longmuir .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Leamon Adams .... lead man
Ygnacio Sepulveda .... property master
Sound Department
Bert Hallberg .... sound mixer (as Bertil G. Hallberg)
James J. Klinger .... sound editor
Norman Lee Webster .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Thol Simonson .... special effects (as Thol O. Simonson)
Roger Creed .... stunt coordinator
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Christie .... still photographer (as Donald Christie)
Dick Johnson .... camera operator (as Richard Johnson)
Dominic Palmieri .... camera operator (as Dominick Palmer)
Karl Reed .... head grip
James Sherrill .... gaffer
Aldo Tonti .... supervising camera operator
Robert D. McBride .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Marilyn Nash .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chad Harwood .... costumer: men
Agnes G. Henry .... costumer: women (as Agnes Henry)
Mickey Sherrard .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Robert A. Daniels .... assistant film editor
John Longmuir .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Bill Venegas .... location manager (as William Venegas)
Music Department
Forest Hamilton .... music supervisor
Lee Osborne .... music editor
Larry Shaw .... music supervisor
Dale O. Warren .... conductor
Dale O. Warren .... music arranger
Other crew
Wallace Beene .... publicist
Doris Grau .... script supervisor
Patricia Heade .... production secretary
Michael Ingber .... assistant to producer
Dale Olson .... publicist
Robert Sinclair .... production auditor (as Robert J. Sinclair)
Vincent Tubbs .... publicist
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Klansman" - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), International (English title) (imdb display title), Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), New Zealand (English title) (imdb display title), South Africa (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (alternative title)
"The Klansman" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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112 min | West Germany:104 min (cut version) | UK:101 min | Japan:90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-18 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut version) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | Norway:15 | Norway:18 (1975) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video) | USA:R | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

Shortly after filming had ended, Richard Burton was hospitalized at an American clinic to be treated for his alcoholism. He later claimed doctors told him he would have died within a matter of weeks if he had continued drinking so heavily. Burton was considered to be surprisingly fit for a man who habitually smoked 60 cigarettes a day, took no exercise other than swimming, and claimed to have drunk alcohol every day of his life since he was 14.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: As Cutt gets up after Breck swings him over a pile of suitcases during the fight, a mattress can be seen behind these suitcases, obviously put there for Cutt to land on.See more »
Movie Connections:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Despite the obvious .........................., 22 August 2011
Author: merklekranz from United States

Despite the obvious political incorrectness, the movie bombs in many other ways. Parts of the script appear to have been written at various times, with absolutely no sense of scenes relating to each other. While Lee Marvin has played the gruff sheriff role enough times to walk through his lines, Richard Burton stumbles and bumbles between Southern and British accents throughout. O.J. Simpson hides in trees and snipes at anything in a white robe and hood. Linda Evans, Lola Falana, and Cameron Mitchell, round out the embarrassed looking cast. What you are left with are racial stereotypes on parade, in a truly forgettable film. - MERK

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