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Saturday, March 7, 2009

...Tick... Tick... Tick... (1970)

  • Jim Brown
  • George Kennedy
  • Fredric March
  • Lynn Carlin
  • Don Stroud
  • Bernie Casey
  • Dub Taylor
  • Anne Whitfield
  • Paulene Myers
  • Dino Washington
  • Calvin Brown
This is the story of a black man (Jim Brown) who has been elected sheriff in a U.S. southern county, due to the vote of blacks. He receives a huge amount of hostility from the non-tolerant white establishment, making his job very hard. The white former sheriff (George Kennedy) has his own struggle, as he balances his devotion to the law with his family and community relations. Things come to a head when the black sheriff puts a white man, the son of a wealthy land-owner of a neighboring county, in jail, and his daddy comes after him.

Link to soundtrack review:
Tompall & The Glaser Brothers - ...Tick...Tick...Tick... (1970)


Michael A. Gonzales said...

this is one cool blog...

Funkback said...

As I watched the comments over at CG i noticed that a user discovered this:
"The soundtrack from this film, by Tompall and the Glaser Brothers, covering, among other things, the classic "Gentle on my Mind" is all but gone, presumably because of rights/broadcast issues.

On the off chance that anyone is a big enthusiast of this film, as I am, you will find this disappointing. They did the same thing to Where the Buffalo Roam. The soundtrack to this film is *outstanding*, and I am not normally a country fan. Leaving it off confirms what we all knew: MGM does not respect or care about this film."

I agree with him the soundtrack's a little treasure. Thankfully we're able to rectify the grave injustice a little and after watching it, do Yourself a favour and check out the score by Tompall & The Glaser Brothers.

blackjstarr said...

Jim Brown is one of my favorite actors with no nosense demeanor!!!

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