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Klansman -- An FBI Agent goes undercover in the Ku Klux Klan.
Klansman -- When a white woman is raped by an unidentified black man, her small Southern town erupts in a war between the black militants and the Ku Klux Klan.


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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

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)

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 (director of photography)
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)
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
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
Bill Venegas .... location manager (as William Venegas)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Klansman" - International (English title) (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
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112 min | West Germany:104 min (cut version) | UK:101 min | Japan:90 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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:15 | USA:R | West Germany:18
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
I can't believe a TV cut exists (?), 16 September 2004
Author: mlrobinson from Lexington, SC

Mr. Mike's Couch Time Movie Review: I just watched a budget DVD version of this picture. All the curse words but not the "N" words were all edited out. This is easily the worst piece of film that Lee Marvin has ever been associated with. In fact, it's the worst piece of film HOKE HOWELL has ever been associated with! At least Howell can tell his grand-kids that Linda Evans played his wife in a movie....(Hello, get me casting....) The entire plot of the film is edited out of this version. Did they make a TV cut to capitalize on the mini-series Roots? Maybe that explains this. I can't believe that an airline movie print exists either of this monstrosity.

Lots of familiar faces for stereotyped celluloid of the Old South: Cameron Mitchell, David Huddleston (if you guessed the corrupt Mayor give yourself 5 points!), Howell. But some of the oddest casting ever: Richard Burton co-stars with Marvin, as a left-leaning liberal, peace-loving friend to all races (at least all the women of all the races.) Early on, he's in the sack with Luciana, the local policewoman. There's an implied relationship (this is 1974) with Lola Falana. And after (unbelievably) trying to persuade a hippie clergyman to seduce the recently raped Linda Evans (?), Burton has to dirty his hands with this one too. I mention Falana. She's very good in this movie. As is (drumroll) OJ Simpson, Simpson plays (in this version) just a guy whose fed up with the Klan. Maybe in the complete version, it's Simpson who turns out to be the undercover FBI agent, since Marvin, the Sheriff, repeatedly catches Simpson only to let him go. Who knows? Who cares. The soundtrack is not to be missed either (insert sarcasm here) Memorable scenes: the Klan funeral interrupted by sniper fire, a high-speed herse chase, and 2 car explosions. Then there's the comedic (?) fight scene between Mitchell and Richard Burton and Richard Burton's stand-in.

I just love bad film making. And this didn't disappoint. The Klansman gets 3 potatoes one for Richard Burton's stand-in, one for Richard Burton's on-again, off-again southern (?) accent, one for Richard Burton's on-again, off-again limp

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