Today is Sidney Poitier's 86th birthday! Sid doesn't make movies any more but when he did he sure could pick them. This film from 1967 sees his African-American homicide detective get mixed up in a murder investigation in the South. First the racist Southern police suspect him of the crime but once they come to understand that he is a man of authority they (begrudgingly) accept his help.
A great film that features one of the all-time classic lines from cinema history (you'll know it when you hear it), it stars Poitier, Rod Steiger (who won an Oscar for it), Warren Oates and Lee Grant.