Cinema: A Kind of Love

In the Heat of the Night. A Mississippi town, backwater and backward, faces imminent prosperity from a factory that is abuilding on the outskirts. Late one night, the owner is found murdered, and his widow (Lee Grant) puts it on the line to the local police chief: no culprit, no factory. But the lawman (Rod Steiger) is no match for the cranky air conditioner in his office, much less a big-league homicide. A bullish, slow-moving redneck, he sees his job as routine peace keeping and keepin' the Nigras in their place.

Then into town...

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