The Klansman


1h 52m 1974

Brief Synopsis

A small southern town has just been rocked by a tragedy: a young woman has been violently raped. The white town fathers immediately declare that the attacker had to be black, and place the blame on Garth, a young black man. Assuming that the men in white sheets aren't intent on holding a fair and impartial trial, Garth takes to the woods as the Klansmen lynching party hunts him down.

Film Details

Also Known As
Djävulsmännen, Klansman
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1974
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Synopsis

Passions flare and violence erupts when the Klu Klux Klan and militant blacks clash in a backwards Southern town.

Film Details

Also Known As
Djävulsmännen, Klansman
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1974
Production Company
Paramount Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Home Media; Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m
Color
Color (Technicolor)

Quotes

Trivia

With a budget of $5,000,000 it was the most expensive film ever produced by an African American (William Alexander) at that time.

Co-writer Samuel Fuller was originally set to direct, but walked off the project.

'Sam Fuller' submitted a screenplay that was almost completely different from what was filmed. Among other things, the Lee Marvin character was not a sheriff, but a KKK leader whose racist viewpoint is completely changed around. However, Paramount got nervous by the provocative nature of the screenplay and ordered it rewritten, infuriating Fuller (who left the project because of this) and Marvin (who wanted out but had already signed a contract.)

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1974

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States 1974

Released in United States 1995 (Shown in New York City (Film Forum) as part of program "Blaxploitation, Baby!" June 23 - August 10, 1995.)