In the Heat of the Night (1967) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Norman Jewison and produced by Walter Mirisch.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by John Ball published in 1965.
In the Heat of the Night was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2002.
Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Rod Steiger||Won|
|Best Director||Norman Jewison||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Hal Ashby||Won|
|Best Picture||Walter Mirisch, Producer||Won|
|Best Writing||Stirling Silliphant||Won|
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Virgil Tibbs: Yeah.
Mrs. Leslie Colbert: I came by to make it as clear as I possibly can: that I do not want the Negro officer taken off this case.
Mayor Webb Schubert: Negro officer?
Chief Gillespie: Yeah, well he, uh...he comes from up North, you see, and he was, uh, kinda...passing through--
Mrs. Leslie Colbert: I don't care what he is. If it wasn't for him, your impartial chief of police would still have the wrong man behind bars. I want that officer given a free hand, otherwise I will pack up my husband's engineers...and leave you...to yourselves.
Gillespie: [on telephone to Tibbs' chief] I do want to thank you for offering such a powerful piece of manpower as Virgil Tibbs.
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The scene that took place at the sheriff's house featured dialog that came out of improvisations between Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger.
Due to the assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King (April 4, 1968), the presentation of the Best Picture Oscar for this film was postponed for two days from Monday April 8th to Wednesday April 10, 1968. (see also - The Life of Emile Zola and Raging Bull).
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