Proto-blaxploitation from great master Jules Dassin
Jules Dassin wanted to remake the 1935 film “The Informer” with an all-black cast, set in inner-city America. The original story was based on the Irish rebellion against the English. Dassin felt it mirrored black-white relations in the 1960s.
In 1968, an all-black cast led by director Jules Dassin made Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood the backdrop for “Up Tight,” a drama about black revolution. The film, starring native Clevelander Ruby Dee, had its Cleveland premiere at the old Hippodrome Theatre.
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