Uptight

Uptight

Director: Jules Dassin

Cast: Jules Dassin, Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Frank Silvera

     
 

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Uptight is an updated remake of John Ford's The Informer (35). The Irish Republican rebels of the original are replaced by black activists, Dublin becomes the Cleveland ghetto, and "the troubles" of 1921 are transformed into the days just following the assassination of Martin Luther King. Julian Mayfield plays an itinerant street sweeper who betrays hisSee more details below

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Uptight is an updated remake of John Ford's The Informer (35). The Irish Republican rebels of the original are replaced by black activists, Dublin becomes the Cleveland ghetto, and "the troubles" of 1921 are transformed into the days just following the assassination of Martin Luther King. Julian Mayfield plays an itinerant street sweeper who betrays his militant friends to the fuzz, resulting in an underground all-points bulletin to exact vengeance on the squealer. Ruby Dee portrays a prostitute who befriends the snitch as he eludes his revolutionary ex-buddies. Jules Dassin's unrelenting directorial pace is complemented by the driving jazz score of Booker T. Jones.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2012
UPC:
0887090042505
Original Release:
1968
Rating:
PG
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
32,190

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Raymond St. Jacques B.G.
Ruby Dee Laurie
Frank Silvera Kyle
Roscoe Lee Browne Clarence
Julian Mayfield Tank
Janet MacLachlan Jeannie
Max Julien Johnny
Juanita Moore Mama
Richard Anthony Williams Corbin
Michael Baseleon Teddy
Ji-Tu Cumbuka Rick
John Wesley Rodgers Larry
Robert DoQui Street Speaker
Leon Bibb Mr. Oakley
Alice Childress Actor
Isabelle Cooley Actor
Ketty Lester Alma
James McEachin Mello
David Moody Actor
Van Kirksey Actor
Mello Alexandria Actor
Lovyss Bradley Actor

Technical Credits
Jules Dassin Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Theoni V. Aldredge Costumes/Costume Designer
Phillip Bennett Art Director
Ruby Dee Screenwriter
David Forrest Sound/Sound Designer
Martin Hornstein Asst. Director
Booker T. Jones Score Composer,Songwriter
Boris Kaufman Cinematographer
Terry Kellum Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Lawrence Editor
Julian Mayfield Screenwriter
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Alexandre Trauner Production Designer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Uptight
1. Opening [:12]
2. Wanted [14:39]
3. Extortion [9:09]
4. Johnny's Back! [19:37]
5. Tanked [10:37]
6. Under Suspicion [11:55]
7. Man On Trial [15:20]
8. You're A Dead-Man [11:30]
9. Chapter 9 [11:14]

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