The Black Klansman


1h 28m 1966

Film Details

Also Known As
I Crossed the Color Line
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Detroit opening: 25 May 1966
Production Company
SGS Productions
Distribution Company
U. S. Films
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Widower Jerry Ellsworth, a light-skinned Negro nightclub entertainer living in Los Angeles, learns that his 6-year-old daughter has been killed in a Ku Klux Klan church bombing in Alabama. In order to track down the murderer, Jerry leaves behind his white mistress, Andrea, and goes to Alabama. Passing for white, he joins the Klan at the invitation of the local Klan leader, Rook. Meanwhile, the brother of another bombing victim hires two gangsters from Harlem to deal with the Klansmen. The pair attack a Klan rally, shooting several people. Jerry, who has been having an affair with Rook's daughter, learns that Andrea has arrived from Los Angeles with Lonnie, a Negro friend, to look for him. The new arrivals are quickly seized by the sheriff, who plans to lynch them along with the New York gangsters. The gangsters are hanged, but Jerry rescues Andrea and Lonnie. He shoots Rook in self-defense, revealing the Klan leader's responsibility for his daughter's death. The town's white mayor, a changed man, agrees to work for racial harmony, and Jerry decides to remain in Alabama among his people.

Film Details

Also Known As
I Crossed the Color Line
Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
Detroit opening: 25 May 1966
Production Company
SGS Productions
Distribution Company
U. S. Films
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

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Notes

Also known as I Crossed the Color Line.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1966

Released in United States 1966