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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Uptight! (1968)

  • Raymond St. Jacques
  • Ruby Dee
  • Frank Silvera
  • Roscoe Lee Browne
  • Julian Mayfield
Uptight is an updated remake of John Ford's 1935 film, The Informer. Dublin becomes the Cleveland ghetto and the Irish Republicans are replaced by black revolutionary fighters. Days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Tank Williams (Julian Mayfield) is an unemployed and itinerant steelworker who turns over his militant friend, Johnny Wells (Max Julien) to the police for $1,000 reward, resulting in an underground all-points bulletin to exact vengeance on the squealer. Legendary director, Jules Dassin's unrelenting directional pace is complemented by the driving score of Booker T. Jones. The stellar cast includes Raymond St. Jacques, Ruby Dee, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Frank Silvera. 

Link to soundtrack review.
Booker T. & The MGs - Uptight! (1968)


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