Saturday, January 25, 8 p.m.

Year: 1967

Rating: not rated

Runtime: 1 hours, 50 minutes

This mystery / drama is based on John Ball's 1965 novel of the same name. The film stars Sidney Poitier as Virgil Tibbs, a black police detective from Philadelphia, and Rod Steiger as Gillespie, a police chief in Mississippi. After Tibbs is mistakenly arrested in a murder investigation, he and Gillespie team up to solve the crime. 

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