The Resource Tick--tick--tick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. ; producers Ralph Nelson and James Lee Barrett ; director, Ralph Nelson ; writer, James Lee Barrett

Tick--tick--tick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. ; producers Ralph Nelson and James Lee Barrett ; director, Ralph Nelson ; writer, James Lee Barrett

Label
Tick--tick--tick
Title
Tick--tick--tick
Statement of responsibility
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. ; producers Ralph Nelson and James Lee Barrett ; director, Ralph Nelson ; writer, James Lee Barrett
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jim Price is elected the first black sheriff of Colusa County, Mississippi, with the help of northern organizers. A hotbed of racial prejudice, Colusa has a local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. Retiring incumbent John Little, though he believes he was fairly defeated, offers Price no help on the new sheriff's first day. Price is greeted only by Mayor Parks, a local patriarch who admonishes Price to consult him before appealing for outside help in solving problems. Price shows his desire for moderation when he refuses to deputize a black militant. Price's first arrest, on a charge of manslaughter, is John Braddock, the son of an influential white. Driving while drunk, Braddock caused the death of a child in an automobile accident. That night Price's deputy Bradford Wilkes is beaten by a group led by Little's former deputy Bengy Springer, who had vowed to kill Price. Price next arrests black George Harley for raping a teenaged girl, and in doing so he risks alienating the black community that unanimously elected him. Braddock, Sr., arrives in Colusa and angrily demands that Price release his son, whose bail is set at $25,000. Braddock threatens to take the boy by force, whereupon Little arrives and accepts the deputy's badge. Braddock departs, but Price, knowing that he will return with a mob, makes an unsuccessful request of the mayor to call in Federal troops. As the Braddock mob approaches Colusa, Price and Little enter Junior's Place, a bar for whites only, to look for deputies. Failing to recruit any, Price and Little set up a barricade at the edge of town. Just as Braddock's men approach, however, the whites from Junior's join the sheriff and disperse the mob"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Member of
Cataloging source
NUI
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Loyal Griggs; editor, Alex Beaton; music, Jerry Styner; music supervisor, Mike Curb; all songs sung by Tompall and the Glaser Brothers
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
  • Rating: G
  • OFRB rating: PG
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.T53 2012
PerformerNote
Jim Brown, George Kennedy, Fredric March, Lynn Carlin, Don Stroud
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1916-1987
  • 1936-
  • 1925-2016
  • 1897-1975
  • 1938-
  • 1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Barrett, James Lee
  • Nelson, Ralph
  • Brown, Jim
  • Kennedy, George
  • March, Fredric
  • Carlin, Lynn
  • Stroud, Don
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Turner Entertainment Co
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
97
Series statement
WB archive collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • Ku Klux Klan (1915- )
  • African American police
  • Sheriffs
  • Mississippi
  • Popular music
  • African American police
  • Popular music
  • Race relations
  • Sheriffs
  • Mississippi
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Tick--tick--tick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. ; producers Ralph Nelson and James Lee Barrett ; director, Ralph Nelson ; writer, James Lee Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 1970
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn801978754
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Remastered edition
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316470589
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen (16x9, 2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Tick--tick--tick, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. ; producers Ralph Nelson and James Lee Barrett ; director, Ralph Nelson ; writer, James Lee Barrett
Publication
Note
Originally produced in 1970
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn801978754
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Remastered edition
Extent
1 videodisc (97 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883316470589
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, widescreen (16x9, 2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono
Video recording format
DVD

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