In the Heat of the Night

An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
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Film Cast:

  • Virgil Tibbs: Sidney Poitier
  • Bill Gillespie: Rod Steiger
  • Sam Wood: Warren Oates
  • Leslie Colbert: Lee Grant
  • Eric Endicott: Larry Gates
  • Mr. Purdy: James Patterson
  • Mayor Schubert: William Schallert
  • Mama Caleba: Beah Richards
  • Courtney: Peter Whitney
  • Henderson: Kermit Murdock
  • Watkins: Larry D. Mann
  • Packy: Matt Clark
  • Ulam: Arthur Malet
  • Dr. Stuart: Fred Stewart
  • Delores: Quentin Dean
  • Harvey Oberst: Scott Wilson
  • Ralph: Anthony James
  • Shagbag: Timothy Scott
  • McNeil: William Watson
  • Charles Hawthorne: Eldon Quick
  • Shuie: Stuart Nisbet
  • Jess: Khalil Bezaleel
  • Fryer: Peter Masterson
  • Endicott’s Butler: Jester Hairston
  • 1st Tough: Phil Adams
  • 2nd Tough: Nikita Knatz
  • Clerk: Sam Reese
  • Ted Appleton (uncredited): Alan Oppenheimer
  • Deputy (uncredited): Clegg Hoyt

Film Crew:

  • Music Editor: Richard Carruth
  • Casting: Lynn Stalmaster
  • Set Decoration: Robert Priestley
  • Production Supervisor: Allen K. Wood
  • Gaffer: Don Stott
  • Producer’s Assistant: Hal Ashby
  • Director of Photography: Haskell Wexler
  • Camera Operator: Ralph Gerling
  • Script Supervisor: Meta Rebner
  • Screenplay: Stirling Silliphant
  • Vocals: Ray Charles
  • Unit Production Manager: Howard Joslin
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Clem Portman
  • Original Music Composer: Quincy Jones
  • Director: Norman Jewison
  • Assistant Editor: Byron ‘Buzz’ Brandt
  • Makeup Artist: Del Armstrong
  • Sound: Walter Goss
  • Producer: Walter Mirisch
  • Grip: Morris Rosen
  • Title Graphics: Wayne Fitzgerald
  • Novel: John Ball
  • Gaffer: Ross A. Maehl
  • Second Assistant Director: Newt Arnold
  • First Assistant Director: Terry Morse Jr.
  • Costume Design: Alan Levine
  • Art Direction: Paul Groesse
  • Songs: Alan Bergman
  • Sound: Kevin F. Cleary
  • Production Manager: Jim Henderling
  • Stunts: John Moio
  • Production Illustrator: Joseph Musso
  • Sound: Charles Cooper
  • Songs: Marilyn Bergman
  • Props: Stephen R. Ferry
  • Sound Editor: James A. Richards
  • Title Designer: Murray Naidich

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