Joe Grant, a light-skinned African-African, heads to a small Southern town to investigate the lynching death of his brother. He draws the attention of a gorgeous heiress whom he learns may have been involved in the killing.
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A film of staggering social consciousness - the Italian cast and pathos reminded me of early Fellini.
Loved the book by Boris Vian - who, by the way, hated the film, and while watching it died in the theater.
“There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go because everything else is ugly.” Boris Vian