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Writers:
William Bradford Huie (novel)
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Release Date:
25 October 1974 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Welcome to scenic Atoka County. Pop 10,000. Cross burnings. Rape. Murder. Arson. Its a great place to live...... if THEY let you.
Plot:
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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Nowhere near as bad as some people claim! Muddled, but still watchable. See more (22 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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)
 
Stunts
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)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Klansman" - International (English title) (alternative title), USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
112 min | West Germany:104 min (cut version) | UK:101 min | Japan:90 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
With a budget of $5,000,000 it was the most expensive film ever produced by an African-American (William Alexander) at that time.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Rich Hall's the Dirty South (2010) (TV)See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Nowhere near as bad as some people claim! Muddled, but still watchable., 12 April 2003
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

I'd heard a lot ABOUT 'The Klansman' but had never seen it before, and hearing the behind the scenes stories (original director an co-writer Sam Fuller walking off set, stars Lee Marvin and Richard Burton both being allegedly so drunk they couldn't remember making it!) I imagined that it was going to be one of the worst movies ever made. It isn't. Now it isn't all that good, mind you, but it's watchable b-grade trash, and Marvin puts in a good performance, drunk or not. Burton's accent is I agree not too good but he is okay, especially if he like Marvin was as drunk as they say he was. The rest of the cast includes the notorious O.J. Simpson as a one man black revolutionary with a gun and an attitude, 'The Big Lebowski's David Huddleston is a racist mayor, and legendary character actor Cameron Mitchell ('Hombre', 'Ride In The Whirlwind', 'The Rebel Rousers',etc.) as the wonderfully named Butt Butt Cates, the later two both being members of the KKK. Linda Evans also appears as a rape victim who sets off a chain of events which end off in violence and tragedy. The main problem with the movie, and this is most likely because of the drama off camera, is that the movie can't decide whether it's trying to be a serious message movie or an exploitation film using racism as an excuse for some sensationalistic thrills. 'Mandingo' made the following year (and its sequel 'Drum') managed to juggle both approaches with a little more success, but 'The Klansman' suffers for its lack of a clear direction. Even so, this movie is nowhere near as bad as many people claim (people who I imagine have never actually WATCHED it) and is still reasonably entertaining, especially if , like 'Reservoir Dogs' Mr Blonde, you are a big Lee Marvin fan.

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