I watched this movie some 30 years ago and remembered the red thread of the plot, but now I wanted to see it again and bought the dvd here on Amazon.
Sidney Poitier is the star of the film, which focus on the race problem in America and especially in the south in the 1960:s Poitier was part of the civilrights movement
and made two great movies that put the finger on the race problem in America(In the heat of the night and Guess whos coming to dinner).When I saw it now, 2012, its still a great
movie, but the real star of the movie is Rod Steiger, the redneck sheriff in the town where Poitier happens to be at the wrong time at the wrong place. Just one example; watch the scene when Steiger finds out that the man they have arrested for murder is a "real" policeman from way up north, just watch Steigers face! Sure Poitier is good, but look out for Steiger, without him the movie would fall flat down in its sometimes too "black and white" view of the problem of racism in the south. Some things in the movie are very 60:s so to speak, but some scenes will never be outdated, they are just as real today, 2012, buy the movie and go and figure it out for yourself whereever you live. Its a very good way to spend an Sunday afternoon or evening.