‘In the Heat of the Night’ opens in New York City 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 2 1967)

Video: 'In the Heat of the Night' trailer

(Wednesday, August 2, 1967, 10:00 a.m. EDT)In the Heat of the Night, an American mystery drama film about a black police detective from the North forces a bigoted Southern sheriff to accept his help with a murder investigation, opened this morning at Loew’s Capitol theater in New York City.

Directed by Norman Jewison, the film starred Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates and Lee Grant.

Video: 'In the Heat of the Night (1967) - Movie' (10 clips)

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