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Hurry Sundown (1967) was a Drama Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.

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[The bigoted Judge Purcell rebukes a white lawyer for his help to the black defendant]
Judge Purcell: Don't you rattle your skeleton in my court! Your being here at all constitutes a treachery to the entire white community that's too colossal to be believed!


Rose Scott: Sometin's ailin' you, Reeve.
Reeve Scott: No, Mama.
Rose Scott: Well, sometin's hasn't changed your mood since breakfast. Tell me.
Reeve Scott: Mama, you better dan anyo' dat radar dey had out in de Souf Pacific.
Rose Scott: I don' know nothin' 'bout radar, but I know when sometin's plaguin' ma chile.


[Rose and Julie converse while Julie's child rests in Rose's arms]
Julie Ann Warren: Ah declare, Rose. Ah never saw him take to anyone like he does to you.
Rose Scott: Chillun' know who loves 'em.
Julie Ann Warren: Oh sometimes, Rose, Ah think you just about invented love.


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Film critic Rex Reed interviewed Otto Preminger and the cast during the filming in the summer of 1966 and was given a bit part in the film as a farmer.
Then-Governor George Wallace refused permission to allow Otto Preminger to shoot the film in his state of Alabama.
Was the first major motion picture film with black actor to ever be shot on location in the South. The cast and crew received death threats from the Ku Klux Klan, had their car tires slashed, and had to be protected by armed state troopers.
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