In the Heat of the Night (1967)
The Mirisch Corporation
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
"In the Heat of the Night" is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name and tells the story of Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, who becomes involved in a murder investigation in a small town in Mississippi. It stars Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger, and was produced by Walter Mirisch. The screenplay was by Stirling Silliphant.
Genre': Crime, Drama, Mystery
Release date: August 2, 1967
Director: Norman Jewison
Screenplay by: Stirling Silliphant
Based on: "In the Heat of the Night", a novel by John Ball
Music: Quincy Jones
Cinematography: Haskell Wexler, A.S.C.
Edited by: Hal Ashby
Cast: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant
Distributed by: United Artists
* © 1967 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.