The newly elected black sheriff (Jim Brown) of a small Southern town must find a way to defuse the hatred in his town before it spirals out of control.
Ralph Nelson (August 12, 1916 – December 21, 1987) was an American movie and television director, producer, writer, and actor.
Nelson was born in Long Island City, NY. He served in the Army Air Corps as a flight instructor in World War II. Nelson directed the acclaimed episode A World Of His Own of The Twilight Zone and served as production manager for the bulk of the show’s run. He also directed both the television and film versions of Rod Serling’s Requiem for a Heavyweight.
He directed the 1968 movie Charly, for which Cliff Robertson won an Academy Award, as well as several racially provocative films in the 1960s and early 1970s, including the Academy Award-winning Lilies of the Field, …tick…tick…tick…, The Wilby Conspiracy, and Soldier Blue. For ‘Lillies’, actor Sidney Poitier won an Academy Award.
Additionally, he directed the Cary Grant comedy Father Goose, the offbeat Soldier in the Rain with Jackie Gleason and Steve McQueen, Once a Thief, and Rita Hayworth… read more