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The Sheriff (1971)

A rape case opens racial divisions in a small town. A black sheriff and his white deputy investigate allegations that a wealthy white businessman raped a black college student.

Director:

David Lowell Rich

Writer:

Arnold Perl
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ossie Davis ... James Lucas
Kaz Garas ... Harve Gregory
Kyle Johnson Kyle Johnson ... Vance Lucas
Edward Binns ... Paulsen
Lynda Day George ... Alma Gregory (as Lynda Day)
Ruby Dee ... Sue Ann Lucas
Moses Gunn ... Cliff Wilder
John Marley ... Kinsella
Ross Martin ... Larry Walters
Brenda Sykes ... Janet Wilder
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Charley Dobey
Austin Willis Austin Willis ... Judge
Parley Baer ... Braden
David Moses David Moses ... Scopes
Bill Quinn ... Doctor (as William Quinn)
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A rape case opens racial divisions in a small town. A black sheriff and his white deputy investigate allegations that a wealthy white businessman raped a black college student.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1971 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le shérif See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Paula, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Larry Walters: This is serious is it?
James Lucas: Yes, sir. Rape is.
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One thing I forgot to say nine years ago...
6 March 2018 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

This movie typical from the late sixties and early seventies is a sort of IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT rip off. It is so obvious in the southern town tale where a Black and White investigators pull their job together, facing the racist atmosphere of those countrysides. That's all what I wanted to add, sorry to have missed this resemblance between the Norman Jewison's feature and this one.


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