They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

GP | 108 mins | Melodrama | 8 July 1970

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in San Francisco. Sidney Poitier had originated the role of "Virgil Tibbs" in 1967's In the Heat of the Night (see above) and revised the role in 1971's The Organization . They Call Me MISTER Tibbs marked the last film appearance of noted African-American character actor Juano Hernandez ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in San Francisco. Sidney Poitier had originated the role of "Virgil Tibbs" in 1967's In the Heat of the Night (see above) and revised the role in 1971's The Organization . They Call Me MISTER Tibbs marked the last film appearance of noted African-American character actor Juano Hernandez (1901--1970). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
21 Nov 1969
p. 8.
Daily Variety
18 Dec 1969
p. 4.
Daily Variety
19 Dec 1969
p. 14.
Daily Variety
23 Dec 1969
p. 20.
Daily Variety
8 Jan 1970
p. 8.
Daily Variety
14 Jan 1970
p. 2.
Daily Variety
15 Jan 1970
p. 2.
Daily Variety
23 Feb 1970
p. 11.
Daily Variety
8 Apr 1970
p. 6.
Daily Variety
8 Jul 1970
p. 3, 5.
Los Angeles Sentinel
9 Oct 1969
Section E, p. 4.
Los Angeles Sentinel
26 Feb 1970
Section B, p. 4A.
Los Angeles Times
10 Nov 1969
Section G, p. 26.
Los Angeles Times
27 Dec 1969
Section A, p. 8.
Los Angeles Times
2 Jan 1970
Section C, p. 21.
Los Angeles Times
30 Jul 1970
Section D, p. 19.
Los Angeles Times
13 Aug 1970
Section G, p. 19.
New York Times
9 Jul 1970.
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New York Times
19 Jul 1970
p. 1, 5.
Variety
8 Oct 1969
p. 7.
Variety
19 Nov 1969
p. 24.
Variety
24 Dec 1969
p. 18.
Variety
1 Jul 1970
p. 20.
Variety
6 Jan 1971
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Cam op
Cam op
Cam op
Cam op
Key grip
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward supv
Women's ward
MUSIC
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod mgr
Prod secy
Loc mgr
Tech adv
Stills
Constr coordinator
Prop
Gaffer
Casting
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the character created by John Dudley Ball.
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Title:
They Call Me MISTER Tibbs
Release Date:
8 July 1970
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 8 July 1970
Los Angeles opening: 12 August 1970
Production Date:
17 November 1969--early January 1970
Copyright Claimant:
Mirisch Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 July 1970
Copyright Number:
LP38114
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
De Luxe
Duration(in mins):
108
MPAA Rating:
GP
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
22466
SYNOPSIS

Detective Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs of the San Francisco homicide squad receives an anonymous phone call accusing his close friend, community activist Reverend Logan Sharpe, of murdering a prostitute. The detective questions the clergyman, who admits having visited the victim to bestow pastoral counsel. Other suspects include Rice Weedon, a landlord and narcotics dealer whom Tibbs shoots in self-defense; black janitor Mealie; and Woody Garfield, the victim's protector. Again confronted by Tibbs, Sharpe confesses his guilt, revealing that the prostitute had mocked his sexual prowess, and begging Tibbs to defer arrest until after a referendum on a community control issue Sharpe supports. When the officer refuses, the activist throws himself under a passing ... +


Detective Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs of the San Francisco homicide squad receives an anonymous phone call accusing his close friend, community activist Reverend Logan Sharpe, of murdering a prostitute. The detective questions the clergyman, who admits having visited the victim to bestow pastoral counsel. Other suspects include Rice Weedon, a landlord and narcotics dealer whom Tibbs shoots in self-defense; black janitor Mealie; and Woody Garfield, the victim's protector. Again confronted by Tibbs, Sharpe confesses his guilt, revealing that the prostitute had mocked his sexual prowess, and begging Tibbs to defer arrest until after a referendum on a community control issue Sharpe supports. When the officer refuses, the activist throws himself under a passing truck. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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