Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The Sheriff (1971) Ossie Davis




A back sheriff and his white deputy investigate allegations that a white salesman raped a black college student.

Director:

David Lowell Rich

Writer:

Arnold Perl

Stars:

Ossie Davis, Kaz Garas, Ruby Dee

The Sheriff is a good made for TV movie, with a great cast. Ossie Davis as the sheriff keeps things together, while his son and the father of the rape victim both flip out. Ross Martin, two years out of The Wild Wild West, is the rapist and a slimy character. The wife of the deputy played by Linda Day George does not want to get involved, but finally realizes her testimony will be the only thing that puts the rapist away. The Shreiff was well made and a believable story.★★★

                                                                           
Ossie Davis & Ross Martin

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