The Liberation of L. B. Jones

1969, 102m, 35mm, U.S.

Perhaps intended as a corrective to In the Heat of the Night, Wyler’s little-known final film is a tense drama of small-town race conflict. Businessman Roscoe Lee Browne hires bigoted lawyer Lee J. Cobb to divorce his wife, who is having an affair with cop Anthony Zerbe. Add Yaphet Kotto, nursing a grudge against another police officer and it’s just a matter of time before this powder keg explodes.

A film by William Wyler