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Uptight is an updated remake of John Ford's John Ford (35). The Irish Republican rebels of the original are replaced by black activists, Dublin becomes the Cleveland ghetto, and "the troubles" of 1921 are transformed into the days just following the assassination of Martin Luther King. Julian Mayfield plays an itinerant street sweeper who betrays his militant friends to the fuzz, resulting in an underground all-points bulletin to exact vengeance on the squealer. Ruby Dee portrays a prostitute who befriends the snitch as he eludes his revolutionary ex-buddies. Jules Dassin's unrelenting directorial pace is complemented by the driving jazz score of Booker T. Jones. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Crew

Jules Dassin
Director
Jules Dassin
Producer
Jules Dassin
Screenwriter
Liam O'Flaherty
Book Author
Ruby Dee
Screenwriter
Julian Mayfield
Screenwriter
Boris Kaufman
Cinematographer
Alexandre Trauner
Production Designer
Ray Moyer
Set Designer
Terry Kellum
Sound/Sound Designer
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