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THE WILBY CONSPIRACY

Directed by RALPH NELSON Screenplay by ROD AMATEAU and HAROLD NEBENZAL

Among more pressing issues ad dressed in The Wilby Conspiracy is the matter of how Sidney Poitier, shackled by handcuffs, manages to . . . well, relieve himself. Mr. Poitier often finds himself in dilemmas of this kind. You will recall, for example, that in The Defiant Ones (1958), where Poitier ran about chained to Tony Curtis, Director Stanley Kramer was too busy fretting over the human condition to attend to mundane matters of nature. No such constraints apply to the people involved with The Wilby Conspiracy, which features...

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