UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT
Directed by SIDNEY POITIER
Screenplay by RICHARD WESLEY
What a wonderful title raffish, with a street-smart tone, and with the promise, too, of a gaudy carnival running full tilt dusk to dawn. Uptown Saturday Night could have been, should have been, a neon mosaic of high spirits and lowlife.
The first hint that something rather different is going to be delivered here comes at the very opening, when Sidney Poitier, serving as both star and director, gets off his factory job and steps into some dog dirt. Poitier is one of...