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Movie Posters - 1970s

The Klansman
(not to be confused with The Clansman - the novel upon which D.W. Griffith's 1915 silent movie The Birth of a Nation was based) is a 1974 drama based on the book of the same name by William Bradford Huie. The film recounts what happens to an African American man in a small town in the south, after a young white woman (Linda Evans) is sexually assaulted and beaten. Events spiral out of control when a sniper shoots a Ku Klux Klan member at a funeral.

Despite the casting of major stars, the film was not well received. O.J. Simpson plays the role of a black militant. It seemed appropriate to post this, given his recent judicial system dealings. If I could think of 2 words to describe "The Juice," they certainly wouldn't be "black militant." :o)

Lola Falana also co-stars.

How about that tagline? "Red necks. White hoods. And raped black girls. OJ's grabbing a gun and going to war."

Riiiiiggght... going to jail is more like it.



  1. Invisible Hand said...

    Hmmm... reminds me a little of this one:

  2. The Obenson Report said...

    Classic! Never heard of that one. The tagline alone and its connotations with regards to the film's plot are worth the price of the ticket: "I Crossed The Color Line!"

    I've thought about starting a new blog to dedicate to these obscure films - especially those with race at their center.

  3. Invisible Woman said...

    This Is Andrea ... She Had To Have His Love ... Even Though Her Baby Might Be Black! + From the same guy that made "The Corpse Grinders" + Max Julian = pure dynamite, baby! lol!

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