Cinema and History : Oppressions: the Afro-American struggle for civil rights in genre cinema

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

Ivan Dixon

1973
United States
1h42
Fiction
Col.

A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.

Cast
Lawrence Cook, Paula Kelly, Janet League, J.A. Preston
Screenplay
Melvin Clay, Sam Greenle
Photography
Michel Hugo
Sound
John Speak
Music
Herbie Hancock
Art direction
A. Leslie Thomas, Cheryal Kearney
Editing
Michael Kahn, Thomas Penick
Production
Sam Greenlee, Ivan Dixon, Thomas G. Neusom

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